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Perspectives - July/August 2014


President’s Message

Are internists ready to respond, or asleep at the concert?

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP

ACP’s president argues the importance of ensuring the graduation of lifelong learners and internists who are prepared for the profession not only in knowledge and skill, but also in wisdom.

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Washington Perspective

When will Medicaid begin to get the respect it deserves?

By Robert B. Doherty

Medicaid is the largest provider of government-funded health coverage in the United States, based on number of people enrolled, yet it doesn’t get as much attention as Medicare. That may soon change.

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Resident’s Corner

Memories offer lessons in going from mentee to mentor

By Joshua M. Liao, MD

What a mentor does will always speak louder than what he or she says. In both positive and negative ways, mentors transmit “lessons” to their mentees through their everyday actions, conversations, and decisions.

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Editor’s Note

Devil can be in the details for DME requests

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue covers topics including requests for durable medical equipment (DME), screening for stages 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease, and diagnosis of meningitis.

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