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
It is usually appropriate for consultants to explain to the patient what they have found and what recommendations they will make to the referring physician. ... If consultants have not yet discussed their findings with the patient, it's appropriate to do
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... College members pushed for approval of $500 million to fund a Medicare pilot of the patient-centered medical home but it was a tough sell.
The principles of anchoring and availability are ones to guard against in all areas of medicine. ... I made notes as I read, listing the differential diagnoses and trying to keep the list as short as possible.
Second, I would venture to say that much of the research on hypertension was conducted using readings taken by physicians and nurses wearing white coats. ... To what extent is “white coat hypertension” baked into the studies upon which we depend?
Dr. Cooke refers to as our “social contract” with patients. Maintaining our certification reflects a commitment to our patients and to the profession that we know what we need to know ... Cooke emphasizes the need for physicians to receive feedback
But concepts such as bundled payments, comparative effectiveness and the patient-centered medical home seem certain to remain center stage. ... In an era when primary care physicians have less and less time to spend with their patients, the annual
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The surgeon said it was a chance to engage the public in understanding complex medical procedures.
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The handling of the case illustrates how “diagnosis momentum” can cloud the path to a right diagnosis, according to Drs.
I was particularly bothered by the article's mention of “energy medicine” and “healing touch,” as this might suggest to some that these practices are of value. ... Brian Berman, MD, properly pointed out in Ms. Durkin's article “that there are