Patients are using physician rating websites to find their doctors and find out more about them. ACP Member Kevin Pho, MD, of KevinMD.com, explains why doctors need a plan in place to make sure that accurate and positive information makes its way to the top of a search engine.
The Chair of ACP's Board of Regents fills a guest spot, answering questions about how ACP's many products, programs and services add value to membership.
As open enrollment begins under the Affordable Care Act, its success depends upon who signs up, how easy it is to do so, and whether the states help their residents do so. Physicians can help their patients sign up.
Technological advances are also patient communication and satisfaction measures, helping people arrange appointments, review test results and receive medical advice.
This issue includes stories on patients using the Internet to diagnose themselves, on low back pain (one of the most common reasons for a clinical visit), and on managing a physician's online reputation.
While many of the omnibus changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act are subtle and may not require a great deal from a practice, the penalties for noncompliance are severe.
This regulatory update covers a labeling change for all long-acting opioid analgesics, and another on fluoroquinolone drugs to better describe the serious side effect of peripheral neuropathy.
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination its candidates.
A 61-year-old woman is evaluated for intermittent abdominal discomfort and a bloating sensation. Approximately 2 months before the swelling started, the patient had a pruritic, gradually progressive rash characterized by redness of the face, and a pruritic rash on her chest, upper back, shoulders, hands, and lateral hips. She has no muscle pain, weakness, or joint pain. Pertinent family history includes breast cancer in her mother and ovarian cancer in her grandmother. Mammogram, Pap test, and colonoscopy, all performed within the last year, were normal. Following a physical exam and lab findings, what is the most appropriate diagnostic study for this patient?