As the American College of Radiology notes in a document monitoring the status of coverage for lung cancer screening, “Payers are given up to one year from the start of the ... next plan year to update their coverage policies when USPSTF guidelines are
First, many physical examination maneuvers (tests) have well-established sensitivities and specificities, as useful to the clinician as those for laboratory tests. ... Second, the practice of predicting what a laboratory test might demonstrate based on
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/09/letters.htm. Reader comments on the role of ancillary services in an internal medicine practice, and on the need for attention to nutrition and lifestyle ... As for the comment by ACP's senior associate Ms.
I've always believed that patients should have the right to make medical decisions about their own lives. ... But 2 major concerns have combined to change my opinion about remaining the doctor for patients who refuse to follow my advice.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2008/07/editor.htm. This issue highlights events at Internal Medicine 2008, the College's annual meeting. ... By Janet Colwell, Editor.
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
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/06/letters.htm. Readers consider Mindful Medicine's cautionary tale about The Blindmen and the Elephant, in which subspecialists each consider a diagnosis within their own ... The principles of anchoring and
an overlooked disease,” ACP Internist, April 2011] neglected to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is
I would like to applaud Jack Ende, MD, MACP, for recent comments about his “back to the bedside” initiative in the President's Message in the June 2017 ACP Internist. ... More troubling is the thought that the uninsured, without an insurer to
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/01/letters.htm. Readers weigh in on climate change and the best way to prepare med students as future consultants. ... If consultants have not yet discussed their findings with the patient, it's appropriate to do so