Q: When should a primary care physician refer a thyroid patient to an endocrinologist? ... If the patient has a couple of abnormal TSH levels and a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease, it'd be appropriate to order an anti-thyroid antibody panel
Q: How has ACP changed along with internal medicine? A: I think that our positions and our advocacy efforts have been addressing some of the new areas that I just mentioned, ... To me, the dirty 4-letter word in health care is “time.” In many ways, I
Q: How should doctors counter a negative presence online? A: Doctors can claim [their] page and correct [erroneous] information on the vast majority of rating sites. ... Q: What comes next as internists start to establish a positive online presence?
Q: If patients went to the pharmacy and had an automatic refill waiting for them, might they think a discontinued medication had been restarted? ... Q: What are some short- and long-term potential solutions? A: Over the short term, [we need] more patient
Q: Is the idea of teaching clinical reasoning as a topic fairly new? ... and give the students a heads-up on how it's going to work.
Does it help long-term planning if vouchers are provided monthly, or are weekly vouchers better because they encourage more frequent shopping and a healthier diet? ... Q: What prompted you to do this study? A: It seemed like a number of health care
Q: How do some of these medical mysteries translate to a TV audience? ... There are some things that are true about “House.” First, it's a whole idea that a diagnosis is a process and a difficult process.
Q: What happened for the rest of the flight? A: My goal was to focus on the patient because she still seemed to be quite rigid and anxious. ... Q: Why do you carry your medical license with you? A: I don't blend, and I don't intend to blend to conform to
Q: Do you know which way the cause-and-effect works in that association? ... It's a two-hour course with an information card that's available for physicians and nurse practitioners.
Q: What got you thinking about UTIs in this way? A: For years, it's been obvious that antibiotic overtreatment of bacteriuria is a very serious problem in geriatrics, and the ... in the bladder and probably in the kidneys of completely asymptomatic people