Kinsman [“Letters to the Editor: Fed up with SGR, “ ACP Internist, January 2011] for bringing the Denver Post's November 2010 article to our attention and for emphasizing the frustrations and ... Our reports were transcribed, returned to us for
David A. Gorelick, MD, PhD. Baltimore. Editor's response: The article's author, Kathy Holliman, clarifies that according to the experts she interviewed, internal medicine physicians should be referring complex cases ... For example, in February 2015, ACP
With Arizona [Editor's note: After the story appeared, the state passed a medical marijuana ballot measure by 4,300 of 1.6 million votes cast], there are now 15 states ... Robert A. Murden, FACP. Columbus, Ohio. The letters to the editor in the
First, many physical examination maneuvers (tests) have well-established sensitivities and specificities, as useful to the clinician as those for laboratory tests. ... Second, the practice of predicting what a laboratory test might demonstrate based on
Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, FACP. Editor's note: ACP InternistWeekly's March 18 edition covered a court's decision to award internist Gary Gibson, FACP, money to cover the cost of ... We asked readers to share their views through letters and an online poll in
Payment reform is not the only step needed to increase medical students' interest in primary care. ... Richard Holm, MD, FACP. Brookings, S.D. Editor's Note: Dr. Holm is Governor of the South Dakota chapter of the American College of Physicians.
As a former National Health Scholarship recipient and long time primary care internist, I believe that increasing the number of NHSC recipients is not a good solution to the primary care ... The NAA has chapters all over the country. I belong to the New
don't even want to go into the cost and inefficiency of the electronic medical record, which according to the government is supposed to pay for itself by effectively allowing doctors ... But physicians can't just ignore the evidence that higher prices
Editor's Note: Dr. Centor is the outgoing Chair of the Board of Regents. ... 5. Maintenance of competence, for whatever it's worth, is more flexible and can be tailored to the specific clinical practice.
Moshe Chasky whose tenacity in pursing a diagnosis led to the improvement in the patient's condition. ... Lomotil (Schedule IV) prescriptions have to be printed, signed and faxed to the pharmacy or given to the patient.