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May Observer Contents

Bioterrorism

ACP Bioterrorism Resource Guide
Diagnosing, treating and containing category A pathogens: anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia and viral hemorrhagic fever.
May '04

Features

A supercharged liability environment brings growing scrutiny of physician expert witnesses
Advocates call for peer review and tougher state oversight of expert witnesses to safeguard physicians.
May '04

In the Match, internal medicine sees slight uptick in U.S. graduates
After sliding for several years, the number of U.S. seniors matching to internal medicine residencies is again on the rise.
May '04

Clinical Medicine

Strategies to overcome "steroid phobia"
Tailored dosages and combination therapies can help minimize troubling side effects of inhaled corticosteroids.
May '04

Your Practice

How to aggregate physician time to bill E/M services
Tips for billing aggregate time for critical care, prolonged services with direct contact and attending physician services.
May '04

Need help hiring new staff?
The College's Small Practice Newsgroup is discussing what you can—and cannot—ask candidates in a job interview.
May '04

For Residents

In a red-hot job market, some residents are taking time off
The booming demand for internists has some young physicians waiting longer to start looking for that first job.
May '04

Young Physicians

Young physician leader makes a case for volunteering
College award winner says parenting concerns are just one of the challenges facing the new generation of physicians.
May '04

Patient communication

Strategies to help tackle poor health care communication
Three projects are designed to remove major communication barriers between physicians and their patients.
May '04

Commentary

Letters
Readers discuss overhead, internal medicine crisis, performance measures.
May '04

College Watch

President's Column
Focusing on values in internal medicine, not on names
Attempts to reach a unifying definition of the specialty may have been undermined by a focus on names rather than on values.
May '04

College Briefs

Dr. Francis's new post focuses on minority access to care.
May '04

Internists can take part in National Headache Awareness Week.
May '04

Washington Perspective

Medicare exploring changes in pay for chronic care
Demonstration projects could help internists finally be paid for managing the care of complex patients.
May '04

Policy Briefs

College urges support of sickle cell treatment bill.
May '04

College endorses national electronic infrastructure conference.
May '04

Member News

Obituaries
Paul Calabresi, MACP
Thomas F. Frawley, MACP
Daniel S. Klein, FACP
May '04

CME

May

Chapter Meetings

May

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