Readers respond to the ACP Internist cover story that questioned the value of the annual physical exam. ... Yul Ejnes, FACP. Cranston, R.I. EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Ejnes is a College Regent and chair of the Medical Service Committee.
The escalating volume of PBM letters and facsimiles into our offices, demanding attention, interferes with our ability to best serve patients. ... There are staffing overhead and billing costs. Personally, I have refused to respond to the fax requests.
How would Dr. Baron respond to the increasing evidence that MOC is detested by those forced to participate? ... Dr. Baron's predecessor at ABIM, Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, stated in a 2012 letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Medical
A reader responds to a recent column on the term “primary care provider.”. ... Our focus has shifted to typing and clicking instead of the eye contact fundamental for connecting with our patients.
After this 45-day period, physicians must go directly to the individual drug companies to rectify any false information.). ... I wanted to relay this story to alert other physicians to check out the website.
A different approach to pain. I read the article “Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing” in the April ACP Internist, and I believe it is time for the medical community to scale ... Overzealous efforts must be replaced by research-proven methods to