New Primary Care Residencies Have Yet to Reach Rural Areas
Despite approved funding and a mandate to CMS to create 1000 new residency slots in "primary care health professional shortage areas," progress is extremely slow.
Primary Care Management of Headache: Part 1
An overview of common headache conditions and treatments for primary care clinicians, here.
Expert to Primary Care: Use these "ABCs" to Manage Obesity and T2D
The importance of avoiding judgement, monitoring behavior, and cardiovascular risk prevention in primary care are discussed, here.
Treating Obesity & T2D: Experts Say Simultaneous, Early Intervention is Key
Early intervention is crucial to help prevent complications in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Two experts explain more, here.
Professional Societies, Concerned Clinicians Create Guides to Navigate Burnout
The AHRQ, Mayo Clinic, AMA, and National Academy of Medicine each recommend actions steps for all organizational levels to help build more supportive environments.
Rx for US Health Care Inequity: Increased Access to Primary Care
An ongoing relationship with a primary care clinician is foundational to personal and community health and adults of color are less likely than White adults to have that.
Health Equity Has it's Roots in the Exam Room, says AAFP President Iroku-Malize
Family physicians are positioned to identify at the patient level specific factors that contribute to and sustain disparities in health and US health care, says AAFP president.
AAFP President: We Need to Go Forward, Not Backward, on Racial Disparities in Health Care
Disparities in US health and health care delivery along some dimensions are moving backward, not forward, says AAFP president Iroku-Malize in this interview.
Best & Worst States for Physicians: 2023 Snapshot
Get a quick look at the 5 states ranking highest and lowest on metrics including wages, competition, state medical board punishment, cost of malpractice insurance, and size of malpractice payout.
Shorter Primary Care Visits Linked to Inappropriate Prescribing Patterns, Study Finds
Shorter office visit length increased risk for inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, coprescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines, and potentially harmful prescriptions for seniors.
Screening Rates for E-cigarette Use in Primary Care Lower than for Other Substances, According to New Research
Screening rates for e-cigarette use in primary care were almost two-thirds lower than those for combustible tobacco, alcohol, and illicit substances, according to new data.
Texting Patients? Don't Make these HIPAA Mistakes
Train your staff well, says this expert in business texting solutions, and make sure to develop and use appropriate checks and balances.
New National Scorecard Gives US Subpar Marks for Support of Primary Care
For a health care systems that is " wildly out of balance and in critical need of reform,” the tracking tool can benchmark and measure change over time.
3 Ways Physicians Can Support Patients with Obesity in 2023
Three tips on how to support patients on their weight management journey this year.
AAFP: National Plan Needed to Transition Out of COVID Public Health Emergency
The AAFP wants assurances in policies to avoid disruptions for doctors and patients even though HHS says it plans to preserve some flexibilities.
How to Keep Patients Engaged with Primary Care
The pandemic has altered how patients access and use health care. Now is the time for primary care clinicians to rebuild important connections with them.
10 Can't Miss Doctor Gifts Worth Giving (or Having) for 2022-2023
It's time for some good-natured holiday health care gift-giving and we did some window shopping for you. Take a moment, take a breath, and scroll through 10 potential winners.
Survey Finds Physician Morale Sinking as Staffing, Administrative Challenges Mount
Physician morale continues to sink as staffing challenges and administrative burdens increase with primary care seeing "devastating effects."
Patient Wait Time for a Family Practice Appointment: 15 Major US Cities Surveyed
Average patient wait time for a nonemergent appointment with an FP decreased between 2017 and 2020, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. Is that a good sign?
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