Providers and administrators of retail medical clinics try to assess the evidence base behind the care delivered at these facilities. Office-based practitioners ignore the increasing number and expanding capabilities of storefront medicine clinics at their peril.
1 May 2010
Clinicians and their teams may want to identify which patients and families to prioritize for advance care planning initiatives.
1 Sep 2017
Three federal regulations create new opportunities and hurdles for physicians, including new reimbursements, Medicare annual wellness visits and a potential uptick in office visits to document over-the-counter drugs for health plans.
1 Feb 2011
U.S. military physicians are helping to train Iraq's next generation of doctors, as well as helping to restore an infrastructure smashed by decades of neglect then the shock and awe of combat.
1 Oct 2011
Matthew L. Nathan, MD, FACP, oversees medicine for the Navy. Yes, his personal heroes are Vice Admiral James Stockdale and Teddy Roosevelt, but to make his way through school, he was a magician and musician.
1 Mar 2012
Internists are closely involved in care for multiple sclerosis, from recognizing symptoms to preventing complications. As the first line of defense, primary care physicians can find reassurance in guidance from a recent consensus paper on differential diagnosis.
1 Sep 2009
The federal government will pay for H1N1 vaccine, and most large insurers are planning to pay only for its administration. Find out which codes to use and with which insurers.
1 Nov 2009
Medicare's pay-for-reporting program, the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative provides more and different options for physicians to report on quality measures, and staying current on the rules and requirements can be a challenge.
1 Apr 2009
Congressional mandates to tip internists to use e-prescribing could backfire, say experts who have triedâ€”and sometimes failedâ€”to incorporate the technology into their offices.
1 Sep 2008
An Institute of Medicine report suggests that patients are becoming lost in transitions between oncology and primary care. Educating physicians is a key to overcoming many of the barriers.
1 Nov 2011