September Observer Contents
Tips to survive when a physician retires
With an aging workforce and tight reimbursements, practices face some tough choices.
Weighing the risks of hormone therapy
New data on estrogen/progestin therapy have researchers urging caution.
Colonoscopy screening gains momentum, but problems remain
Obstacles include mediocre reimbursements and a shortage of gastroenterologists to do the procedure.
Talking about risk with your patients? Try these tips
Statistics can mislead and confuse, but you can cut through the clutter and communicate more clearly.
New College CEO to focus on changing practice climate
Advocay efforts will target physician fee increases and access to care, along with practice management tools.
How ACP-ASIM is helping to reduce regulatory burdens
College works with Physicians' Regulatory Issues Team to improve Medicare.
Regents discuss performance measures, medical students
While the regents endorsed the use of performance measures, they expressed concern over their proper use. The Regents also looked at ways to make internal medicine more attractive to medical students.
ACP-ASIM Observer receives five awards
Observer recognized for newswriting.
Discounts for College members on handheld computers, software.
ACP-ASIM Foundation to explore communication issues at conference.
Resources to help your practice.
Correction to bioterrorism guide.
Overcoming the obstacles to medical liability reform
While doctors may believe that tort reform is the right thing, lawyers often have the backing of the public. Here's why.
Senate failure to pass drug benefit should not derail other reforms.
ACP-ASIM supports expanding J-1 visa waiver program.
College supports proposals to improve access to care.
ACP-ASIM endorses federal liability reform.
College opposes proposed cuts to teaching hospital.
Obituaries: J. Russell Elkinton, MACP; Edward C. Rosenow Jr., MACP
Leadership Day Awards
Member named CDC director
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Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition
This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP’s recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.
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