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Letter to the Editor

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
June 2015

Letter to the Editor

I've always believed that patients should have the right to make medical decisions about their own lives. ... But 2 major concerns have combined to change my opinion about remaining the doctor for patients who refuse to follow my advice.
May 2014

Letter to the Editor

to point out until late in the piece the easiest and least expensive way to diagnose it—examine the patient. ... As a matter of fact, if the patient has good-quality pedal pulses it is unlikely that those above will be impaired; they need to be
May 2011

Letter to the editor: politics and patient care

to go to the hospital to care for the patient with sudden critical illness. ... That illness, and the doctor's struggle to help, is not caused by global warming at all.
June 2017

Letter to the Editor

Regarding the article“ War dilemmas put medical ethics under fire” (ACP Internist, July/Aug 2008), the two cases presented should not pose ethical dilemmas to any physician. ... back to yard, to hospital etc., using best medical practices and
September 2008

Letters to the Editor

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
September 2013

Pinpointing pancreatitis difficult, but key to good outcomes

Adding to the challenge are debates about the existing risk-scoring methods and uncertainties about how aggressively to administer fluids for patients who might be more vulnerable to severe pancreatitis. ... Obesity is a significant risk factor.”. But
February 2018

Letter to the Editor

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
January 2014

Getting patients moving

A letter to the editor addresses counseling for physical activity. I recently read "Moving toward effective physical activity counseling" in the February 2017 ACP Internist, which did a great job of ... Too many believe that nothing good happens until
April 2017

Specialization in medical education

A letter to the editor addresses the primary care shortage in medical education. ... Failing to recognize the above realities is going to leave many smaller training programs in real jeopardy of no longer existing.
July 2017

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