Office procedures

Telemedicine: House Calls for the Millennium
July 27, 2015

After a virtual visit offering useful medical advice, I have found the patient more likely to follow up. Isn’t that the essence of primary care?

Physical Exams: Where’s the Beef?
March 05, 2015

Here’s a call to neither “praise nor bury” the annual physical, but rather to determine its scientific efficacy in specific contexts.

Best Medical Apps Reviewed on iMedicalApps
February 23, 2015

Here’s a review of 6 medical apps that might make your life a little easier.

The Annual Physical-RIP?
February 17, 2015

The “annual physical” is archaic. But losing the art of physical exam also harms patients and costs us all a lot of money.

5 Common Practice Denials in Internal Medicine and Remedies
December 09, 2014

What the title doesn't tell you is that these denials are "unexpected." That can only mean more work for multitasking office staff. See if these are common in your practice, and learn how to avoid them.

5 Common Practice Denials in Family and Internal Medicine
July 31, 2014

Denied claims take revenue off your balance sheet and frustrate the staff tasked with processing them. Are any of the top 5 here familiar to you?

In HIV-HCV–Coinfected Patients, How to Avoid Hepatic Decompensation?
November 11, 2013

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.

Is There a Best Regimen for Initial Antiretroviral Therapy?
November 09, 2013

First of all, it is important to know what exactly is meant by “the best.”

Dark Mole-Dark Harbinger?
November 06, 2013

Would you worry about this asymptomatic lesion? What are the symptoms of achalasia? Test your clinical mettle against this week's 5 questions.

Chilblains (Pernio)
November 04, 2013

Chilblains (Pernio) is typically caused by an abnormal vascular response to non-freezing cold exposure.