I was particularly bothered by the article's mention of “energy medicine” and “healing touch,” as this might suggest to some that these practices are of value. ... Brian Berman, MD, properly pointed out in Ms. Durkin's article “that there are
She writes that it took more than three weeks to get used to the system, an indicator that something was dreadfully wrong with training and post go-live support. ... Physicians must be involved in the design phase early on to avoid the issues she mentions
To be able to participate in the whole life cycle of our patients is a great privilege and a great joy. ... How that diminishes the role of the doctor and the experience of the patient!
Although ABIM recently announced changes to the MOC process in response to criticism, I do not believe they go far enough. ... ACP frequently refers to the concept of professionalism. However, an important component of professionalism, autonomy, is
Reimbursement issues are fundamental to the success of the entire enterprise, and not dealing with them appropriately early on was a huge mistake, no matter the political calculus involved. ... Association I took a group of 50 individuals interested in
Moshe Chasky whose tenacity in pursing a diagnosis led to the improvement in the patient's condition. ... Lomotil (Schedule IV) prescriptions have to be printed, signed and faxed to the pharmacy or given to the patient.
With Arizona [Editor's note: After the story appeared, the state passed a medical marijuana ballot measure by 4,300 of 1.6 million votes cast], there are now 15 states ... Robert A. Murden, FACP. Columbus, Ohio. The letters to the editor in the
Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, FACP. Editor's note: ACP InternistWeekly's March 18 edition covered a court's decision to award internist Gary Gibson, FACP, money to cover the cost of ... We asked readers to share their views through letters and an online poll in
David A. Gorelick, MD, PhD. Baltimore. Editor's response: The article's author, Kathy Holliman, clarifies that according to the experts she interviewed, internal medicine physicians should be referring complex cases ... For example, in February 2015, ACP
and business communities, in addition to the Governor's office and the physicians. ... Sharad Swami, FACP. Clinton, Okla. William C. Waters III, MACP, objects [Letters to the Editor, ACP Internist, May 2009] to any conclusions being drawn about PSAs from