Taking a patient's history is considered an intimate part of the exam process, one long-cherished by traditionally minded physicians. Like much of the traditional practice of medicine, it's facing a new model for efficiency. Should doctors delegate the dictation?.
The use of bedside, portable diagnostic ultrasound devices by nonradiologists is increasing, because of both maturing, more affordable technology and evidence supporting improved patient safety and process efficiency.
A Consumer Reports check found that five chain drugstores in the New York area provided different warnings for the same warfarin prescription. A College Fellow who is the magazine's chief medical advisor explains how primary care physicians can help their patients stay abreast of their prescriptions.
Two experts find common ground in deciding that individualized decisions are the best way to consider early dialysis.
Recalls, warnings, approvals and other regulatory news.
The president of the newly merged Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical Practice Executives describes her new role after only a few weeks on the job.
The College's educational programs, products and services are recognized and valued internationally, even as the College takes on a decidedly global membership. More than 30% of the College's members are international medical graduates.
Congress' dysfunction has led to record-low approval ratings of 11%, and continued delays in resolving issues important to physicians, such as reimbursement and medical education.
Many doctors feel that the presence of another person in the exam room will have a negative impact on the physician-patient relationship and is antithetical to their training. Will scribes ever carve out a place in primary care?.
Home health care now requires face-to-face certification of eligibility based on the patient's current condition, a burden that doesn't have to be one. A few simple tips can ensure that the patient's needs and Medicare's paperwork are both satisfied.
The second of a two-part series outlines changes to telehealth codes for diabetes and the Physician Quality Reporting System.
A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for management of new-onset atrial fibrillation. She has a history of tetralogy of Fallot that was repaired at age 18 months. She has had no cardiovascular concerns since that time and has not had regular follow-up since childhood. Based upon the findings of a physical exam and chest radiograph, what is the most likely diagnosis?.