The mission of Patan Hospital is to provide quality, compassionate health care to everyone who comes to the hospital, regardless of their ability to pay,” he said. ... In addition, writing will be a crucial skill for the new internal medicine residents,
asking about sexual activity as part of a history unless it is essential to the diagnosis. ... I was glancing through the letters-to-the-editor page of our local small town gazette when I came across a letter submitted by one of my patients who I have
Like Dr. López's parents, I immigrated to the United States, a few years after graduating from Honduras Medical School, which had a very rigorous eight-year program, with emphasis in ... The uncritical acceptance of a 50-year-old concept needs
To be able to participate in the whole life cycle of our patients is a great privilege and a great joy. ... How that diminishes the role of the doctor and the experience of the patient!
the high prevalence of this debilitating disorder, and the challenges faced in coming to a proper diagnosis. ... There is no autoimmune component to fibromyalgia, and treatment paradigms include the use of anticonvulsants and antidepressants to modulate
Ralston and Mr. Doherty, has great potential to viably provide the types of care described in these articles. ... I encourage you to consider including this reality in future articles in ACP Internist.
Readers respond to the ACP InternistWeekly item about lower pay driving physicians to cut their hours, and to the cover story that questioned the value of the annual physical exam. ... I am sure that this is a net savings for the system, which is then
Precise language is apparently required to get authorization, to the point that without a template, internists need to resubmit their notes or insert an addendum, requiring additional paperwork. ... But patients feel they are entitled to the shoes
Although ABIM recently announced changes to the MOC process in response to criticism, I do not believe they go far enough. ... ACP frequently refers to the concept of professionalism. However, an important component of professionalism, autonomy, is
I reported my observations to the American Heart Association and inquired if there might not be some interest in studying this. ... Many of these same African people develop coronary disease when they immigrate to the United States and adapt to our