Primary Care Physicians Face Barriers to Utilization of New Migraine Drugs
The uptake among primary care physicians of new migraine drugs has been hindered by 2 significant obstacles, a headache specialist explained to Patient Care Online.
Best & Worst States for Physicians: 2021 Snapshot
Take a 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.
USPSTF: Evidence Still Lacking to Support Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Asymptomatic Adults
In a new recommendation statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that current evidence is insufficient to support broad screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults.
ACP Guidance on Antibiotic Use: 4 Conditions Ideal for Short-course Treatment
Longer antibiotic treatment courses can often be safely and effectively shortened, according to the ACP guidance; 4 common conditions serve as examples.
New Collaborative Care Model May Improve Mental Health Needs of Primary Care Patients
Developed by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the model uses a referral management system to support primary care patients with mental health needs.
Primary Viewpoints Episode 8: New Drugs Approved for Primary Care
Which FDA-approved drugs from the first quarter of 2021 should primary care physicians know about? Listen to our newest podcast episode to find out.
6 New Drugs Approved for Primary Care: Q1 2021
The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about?
Provider-Patient Communication: How Better Conversations Can Support Better Outcomes
Obesity medicine specialist, Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, discusses how and why physicians can further support and engage patients with obesity through the art of communication.
CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Persons: Questions Patients May Ask, Answers to Help Physicians Prepare
The CDC released the first set of public health recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See what questions you may be asked and the answers to help prepare.
NSAID Use in Primary Care: A Quiz on Risks, Benefits, & Patient Selection
What is the drug of choice in a patient who is taking aspirin for secondary prevention of stroke? Ibuprofen? Celecoxib? Other? Plus 6 more questions on NSAID use in primary care.
Obesity Exacts Physical and Emotional Toll During COVID-19
Patients with obesity face both physical and emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can primary care physicians help? Expert interviews and latest research shed light.
The 10 Best States for Physicians
Some states that are better for physicians than others in terms of finances, competition, and other criteria. Partner site Physicians Practice crunched the numbers for you.
ACP Releases Ethical Guidance for Electronic Communication With Patients
The American College of Physicians' position paper on ethical and professional use of electronic communications comes at the perfect time.
COVID-19 Surge Meets Flu Season (plus Other Primary Care Concerns)
The summer surge in COVID-19 cases has primary care clinicians caught between re-opening safely, addressing rebound care, and planning for flu season.
FDA Alert: Hand Sanitizer Methanol Contamination
Hand sanitizer products contaminated with methyl alcohol have caused serious adverse events, including hospitalization, blindness, and death.
Medicare Use of Telehealth During COVID-19
Medicare beneficiary use of telehealth services reached nearly 9 million as COVID-19 shut down on-site visits. Will the options be permanent?
Survey: More than One-quarter of Parents Hesitant to Vaccinate Children Against Flu
Parental doubts about efficacy drive flu-shot hesitancy, according to a new survey, and impact routine vaccination rates, as well.
Physician Malpractice Data 2020: From the 91st Annual Physician Report
Data on physician malpractice rates are broken down across type of practice ownership, gender, age, geographic region, community type, and more.
TELEMEDICINE: Patient Preferences During COVID-19 and Beyond
Which of your patients will use telemedicine now? What type of care will they seek via telehealth? How many would much rather see you in person? More insights from a new survey.
Top Ancillary Services 2020: Secondary Income Sources in Primary Care
Physicians shared what ancillary services they provided most often in 2019 and how they earned secondary income, in the Medical Economics 91st annual Physician Report.
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