By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... The handling of the case illustrates how “diagnosis momentum” can cloud the path to a right diagnosis, according to Drs.
Readers respond to ACP Internist's coverage. Regarding the article “Bringing Medicine to the Streets” in the July/August 2019 ACP Internist, I had the opportunity to know James S. ... I did have the opportunity on several cold winter nights to travel
First, many physical examination maneuvers (tests) have well-established sensitivities and specificities, as useful to the clinician as those for laboratory tests. ... Second, the practice of predicting what a laboratory test might demonstrate based on
Regarding the article “War dilemmas put medical ethics under fire” (ACP Internist, July/Aug 2008), the two cases presented should not pose ethical dilemmas to any physician. ... back to yard, to hospital etc., using best medical practices and
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... be treated to the same cardiovascular goals as diabetes.
is finally getting a clue to the impending collapse of primary care, and somehow one of our very own totally missed the boat. ... Unbelievable! Jacqueline W. Fincher, FACP. Thomson, Ga. Editor's note: After ACP InternistWeekly highlighted the GAO's report
23 edition] is similar to that of the AP report on the excellent New England Journal of Medicine article on malpractice claims in the U.S. ... This is an extreme disservice to practicing physicians. James E. Ramage Jr., MD, FACP.
Dr. Cooke refers to as our “social contract” with patients. Maintaining our certification reflects a commitment to our patients and to the profession that we know what we need to know ... Cooke emphasizes the need for physicians to receive feedback
By Janet Colwell, Editor. ... As Ryan DuBosar reports, that's largely due to squeamishness about the exam, which patients try to avoid and doctors often fail to champion.
I would like to applaud Jack Ende, MD, MACP, for recent comments about his “back to the bedside” initiative in the President's Message in the June 2017 ACP Internist. ... More troubling is the thought that the uninsured, without an insurer to