To shed light on how clinical practice is dealing in this time of COVID-19, we spoke with Jesse Clark, DO, Associate Program Director of Education at the Community East Family Medicine Residency and Clinical Chairperson of Family Medicine at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Successful smoking cessation involves a 2-pronged approach, since there are 2 components to smoking – physiological and behavioral, according to Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, MS, TTS, of Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Indianapolis.
The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released 2018 joint recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
Timely review and appropriate follow up on all patient reports is essential and must be part of a practice’s routine.
“Patients must feel that you are empathetic and do not judge them. This is key not only to discussing weight, but to any subject that comes up,” said Dr Windel Stracener, a family practitioner for 22 years.
It is essential to document warnings, especially significant ones, like this.
This month’s case examines what could happen when a clinician diagnoses and prescribes based on complaints being relayed to her, without seeing, or even directly speaking to, the patient.
To put the scourge of conventional cigarettes in context, smoking kills 15 times more Americans per year than opioids.
A recent opinion piece by Struyvenberg et al. aims to address the existing myths, remove the current confusion, and function as a practical guide to the diagnosis and treatment of EPI.
Building on previous algorithms, the 2017 edition includes an updated section on lifestyle therapy as well as a discussion of all classes of obesity, antihyperglycemic, lipid-lowering, and hypertensive medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through December 2016.