While the convenience of electronic storage and retrieval of medical tests is undeniable, I am concerned about the likelihood of having to pay attention to the laptop to the detriment of ... We old-timers understand the importance of the emotional
Kinsman [“Letters to the Editor: Fed up with SGR, “ ACP Internist, January 2011] for bringing the Denver Post's November 2010 article to our attention and for emphasizing the frustrations and ... Our reports were transcribed, returned to us for
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
Payment reform is not the only step needed to increase medical students' interest in primary care. ... Richard Holm, MD, FACP. Brookings, S.D. Editor's Note: Dr. Holm is Governor of the South Dakota chapter of the American College of Physicians.
don't even want to go into the cost and inefficiency of the electronic medical record, which according to the government is supposed to pay for itself by effectively allowing doctors ... But physicians can't just ignore the evidence that higher prices
Editor's Note: Dr. Centor is the outgoing Chair of the Board of Regents. ... 5. Maintenance of competence, for whatever it's worth, is more flexible and can be tailored to the specific clinical practice.
As a former National Health Scholarship recipient and long time primary care internist, I believe that increasing the number of NHSC recipients is not a good solution to the primary care ... The NAA has chapters all over the country. I belong to the New
First, there's an ironic juxtaposition of one of the cover stories, “Taking team care from policy to practice,” with the lengthy letter to the editor about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) ... Michael E. Miller, MD, ACP Member. Boston. I am
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.