Let’s Hear From You . . .

September 1, 2008

Our goal (now and for the past half century) is to bring you practical information that you can put to use in your practice right away. And we depend on your feedback about whether we’re meeting that goal. That’s why we regularly send out surveys-to find out what you want to read about. We also attend the annual sessions of major medical societies to talk one-on-one with our readers.

Our goal (now and for the past half century) is to bring you practical information that you can put to use in your practice right away. And we depend on your feedback about whether we’re meeting that goal. That’s why we regularly send out surveys-to find out what you want to read about. We also attend the annual sessions of major medical societies to talk one-on-one with our readers.

If you’re planning to attend the upcoming AAFP assembly in San Diego between September 17 and 21, we hope you’ll stop by our booth (#2536) to meet the editors. We’re eager to hear what you like-and don’t like-about CONSULTANT.

•This month’s installment of Primary Care Procedures: A Photo Guide on page 763 features a copiously illustrated step-by-step primer on colonoscopy. What other types of procedures would you like to see in future columns?

•Our review articles are edited to highlight practical “how-to” advice. In the article that begins on page 745, Dr Edward Shahady makes the case for targeting non-HDL cholesterol in patients at elevated risk for cardiovascular events. How useful would this approach be in your practice?

•The short quiz features, such as Dermclinic, challenge you to take your best clinical guess about diagnosis. Did you recognize the rash on page 756?

•What do you think of the mix of topics we cover? Would you like to see more or less coverage of rheumatology, alternative medicine, diabetes, neurology, mood disorders?

•Our Photoclinic cases are submitted by practicing clinicians who believe their colleagues will benefit from seeing what they’ve seen. How well do the images on pages 794 through 803 reflect the real world of primary care practice?

I look forward to your input. I’ll be at booth 2536 on Thursday, September 18, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM and on Friday, September 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, and I would welcome the opportunity to meet you and hear your thoughts about what you’re reading now-and what you’d like to see- in CONSULTANT. I also invite you to e-mail your comments to me at consultantedit@cmpmedica.com.

-- Julie Bowen
Editor