From television news producer to internist to columnist to advisor to one of the most popular medical dramas, Lisa Sanders, ACP Member, explains how a career spent considering the stories behind every diagnosis has led her to become one of the real physicians behind House, M.D.
Blogging doctors have a powerful megaphone and a new way to interact with their patients. But mishandling this tool, or misusing Twitter or Facebook, can blur the patient-physician divide or place the relationship at risk. Some of the internet's most famous physicians log in to discuss the pros and cons of social media.
Internist Peter Nock, ACP Member, describes how the immediacy of treating hospitalized patients prompted him to leave his office-based practice.
Preview upcoming attractions and sessions of the College's annual meeting, being held this year in Toronto. Find events occurring at the meeting, or for those not going, find out how to follow news as it happens.
Approvals, recalls, and other regulatory news.
Prevention is an important tool, but it must be placed in the context of evidence and value. The cost of ignoring that is false reassurance and the politicization of medical care.
Depression can be a complicated issue. It's co-morbid with certain conditions and can affect the outcomes of other diseases. But primary care practices may not be set up to handle screening properly. Ensuring resources are in place makes the difference when screening.
Congress faces unpopular options as they consider how to stay solvent through this decade and the next.
Now in its fourth year, the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting Initiative continues to adjust its parameters. ACP's Running a Practice section offers resources to stay atop the ebb and flow.
The Awards Committee of the American College of Physicians invites your assistance in recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished individuals and organizations through the College's awards and Masterships.
A 79-year-old woman is seen for an annual examination. She is in good health except for osteopenia, for which she takes calcium and Vitamin D supplements. She walks regularly to and from the bus stop several times per week. It takes her 25 minutes to get to the bus stop whereas it only took her 10 minutes a year ago. She describes dyspnea midway in her walk, causing her to stop and catch her breath. She denies angina, presyncope, syncope, or pedal edema. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate option for improving this patient's quality of life?.