Internists can save patients the anxiety, time and expense of an emergency department visit by screening for severity of most infections, experts say. The focus should be on acuteness and the factors surrounding onset of symptoms.
Internists who have attempted to convert to a patient-centered medical home model have quickly learned the process isn't always easy. But a pilot program found the results appeared worth it: fewer emergency visits and patients who take better care of their own health.
This regulatory update covers approvals of the first generic form of pioglitazone and a combination form of emtricitabine, tonofavir and two new drugs for patients new to HIV treatment.
Expanding Medicaid will be a state-by-state effort on the part of ACP members.
Developments in fields such as diabetic nephropathy and weight loss share a common theme: There is no magic bullet. The solution is to offer care tailored to the patient.
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for leadership positions.
A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital 3 days ago for a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and underwent cardiac catheterization via the right groin. Today, the patient reports pain in his left toes and diffuse soreness in the left calf. Following a review of the medical history, physical exam and lab values, what is the most likely diagnosis?