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
Some rural docs simply leave for the city (see those recruiting letters with “practices with no call”) or do locum tenems work. ... No estimate was available as to the exact cost. It was certainly not helpful for my solo practice.
The large insurers will just pass the cost of their new toy on to patient premiums. ... Currently there is widespread antagonism generated by the reform proposals which add to the tax burden of wealthy persons in order to pay for the health insurance of
How would Dr. Baron respond to the increasing evidence that MOC is detested by those forced to participate? ... Dr. Baron's predecessor at ABIM, Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, stated in a 2012 letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Medical
Kudos for cosmetics and for ACP's Women in Medicine project. I have read the recent commentaries in response to the article on cosmetic procedures [“Adding cosmetic procedures lifts internists' sagging ... I believe ACP is sensitive to the fact that we
the patient is drinking alcohol as part of a normal healthy lifestyle, if counseling is needed to moderate the drinking behavior, or if abstention is the best advice. ... In my role as a medical advisor to the Distilled Spirits Council, I have worked
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
A different approach to pain. I read the article “Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing” in the April ACP Internist, and I believe it is time for the medical community to scale ... Overzealous efforts must be replaced by research-proven methods to
Given our propensity to share personal information, I shudder to think of where the details of the clinical encounter might end up. ... While this notion may have obvious appeal to the generation raised on social media, it speaks volumes to the rest of us
A reader responds to a recent column on the term “primary care provider.”. ... Our focus has shifted to typing and clicking instead of the eye contact fundamental for connecting with our patients.