American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®

 
Advertisement

Current Issue - November/December 2016



Physician Burnout

Fixing the system to fight burnout

Fixing the system to fight burnout

By Charlotte Huff

Leaders of medical societies, including ACP, and other stakeholders in the health care industry are looking at broad changes in the health care system to help doctors.

More



end-of-life care

Advance care planning should be a standard

Advance care planning should be a standard

By Leah Lawrence

Good advance care planning should happen early in the treatment process to ensure that any treatment reflects the patient's values, goals, hopes, and fears.

More


Latest Blog Posts

View all

The how-to guide for Mycobacterium chimaera
Posted Dec 08 at 9:00 AM by Michael Edmond
Deaths from alcohol hand rub fires: 0
Posted Dec 07 at 9:00 AM by Eli Perencevich
Burnout
Posted Dec 06 at 9:00 AM by Ira Nash



College Watch

Former EVP/CEO reflects on his tenure at the College

By Mollie Durkin

ACP's outgoing EVP/CEO reflects on his 6 years at the College's helm and his plans for the future.

More



Smoking cessation

How should internists address e-cigarette use?

How should internists address e-cigarette use?

By Mollie Durkin

Inconsistent data have divided expert opinion on the safety of electronic nicotine delivery systems.

More



College watch

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for Officer and Regent positions.

More



Guest President's Message

Behind the scenes at ACP, policy can improve patient care

By Thomas G. Tape, MD, MACP

By carefully crafting evidence-based policies, ACP can influence regulatory agencies and advocate for better patient care.

More



Washington Perspective

Health policy after the election

By Robert B. Doherty

The 2016 elections will have huge consequences for health policy.

More



Editor's Note

Physicians pushing back on burnout

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers such topics as making systemic changes to fight physician burnout, planning for end-of-life care, and addressing e-cigarettes with patients.

More



FDA Update

New warnings for opioids; approval for arthritis drug

New warnings for opioids; approval for arthritis drug

By Mollie Durkin

This column reviews a warning on opioid pain drugs and cough medicines combined with benzodiazepines and approval of a new drug to treat multiple inflammatory diseases.

More



Practice Tips

Collections for the high-deductible (self-pay) patient

By Margo Williams, MHA, CMPE

A high number of self-pay patients in the patient panel can lead to increased headaches for front-office staff.

More



College Watch

Chapter awards

In recognition of their outstanding service, these exceptional individuals received chapter awards in the summer/fall of 2016.

More



Test Yourself

From the MKSAP case studies

From the MKSAP case studies

A 37-year-old woman is evaluated for an episode of blood in her urine. She notes the passage of red-colored urine that resolved spontaneously and was not associated with her menstrual cycle. She reports having had several similar episodes in the past. She has no other symptoms such as abdominal pain or dysuria. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable, and she takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate next step in the evaluation of this patient?

More

Advertisement

CME Bulletin Board

Find continuing medical education events for physicians.

View listings

Not an ACP Member?

Join today and discover the benefits waiting for you.

Not an ACP Member? Join today and discover the benefits waiting for you

ACP offers different categories of membership depending on your career stage and professional status. View options, pricing and benefits.

A New Way to Ace the Boards!

A New Way to Ace the Boards!

Ensure you're board-exam ready with ACP's Board Prep Ace - a multifaceted, self-study program that prepares you to pass the ABIM Certification Exam in internal medicine. Learn more.