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
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/09/letters.htm. Reader comments on the role of ancillary services in an internal medicine practice, and on the need for attention to nutrition and lifestyle ... As for the comment by ACP's senior associate Ms.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2010/06/letters.htm. Readers consider Mindful Medicine's cautionary tale about The Blindmen and the Elephant, in which subspecialists each consider a diagnosis within their own ... The principles of anchoring and
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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/09/letter.htm. Readers respond to ACP Internist's coverage. Regarding the article “Bringing Medicine to the Streets” in the July/August 2019 ACP Internist, I ... I did have the opportunity on several cold winter
an overlooked disease,” ACP Internist, April 2011] neglected 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
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2008/07/editor.htm. This issue highlights events at Internal Medicine 2008, the College's annual meeting. ... By Janet Colwell, Editor.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/01/letter.htm. 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.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/09/letters.htm. Readers address insulin dosing and propose going further on climate change. ... Editor's note: Drs. Karl and Mahoney write on behalf of the Tucson and Contra Costa Chapters of the Citizens' Climate
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/07/letter.htm. 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