As the American College of Radiology notes in a document monitoring the status of coverage for lung cancer screening, “Payers are given up to one year from the start of the ... next plan year to update their coverage policies when USPSTF guidelines are
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.
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/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/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
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2015/06/letter.htm. A different approach to pain. I read the article “Seeking clarity for opioid prescribing” in the April ACP Internist, and I believe it ... Overzealous efforts must be replaced by research-proven
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
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/01/letters.htm. Readers weigh in on climate change and the best way to prepare med students as future consultants. ... If consultants have not yet discussed their findings with the patient, it's appropriate to do so