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Perspectives - November/December 2014


President's Message

ACP's international presence reflects familiar domestic needs

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP

Internists globally share many of the same problems and concerns as those in the U.S., so ACP plays an immensely important role in influencing the growth, practice, and sustainability of internal medicine in many other countries.

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Washington Perspective

Putting patients before paperwork, and playing Whack-a-Mole

By Robert B. Doherty

ACP has decided to once again take on the problem of excessive paperwork and other administrative burdens, including those imposed by the advent of electronic health records.

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Editor's Note

Nonspecific symptoms may have a very specific cause

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers topics including management of lupus, the effect of telemedicine on primary care practice, and new approaches to treating Clostridium difficile.

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