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HealthDay Now: The Rural Doctor Shortage

As the American College of Physicians kicked off its annual meeting, HealthDay Now's Mabel Jong spoke to Dr. Jacqueline Fincher, president of the ACP and an internist in a rural community in Georgia. Dr. Fincher discussed the alarming shortage of primary care physicians, bringing basic health delivery needs to rural residents and why the ACP will focus on privacy concerns at its conference.
Tags: Georgia, ACP, American College of Physicians, Fincher, Mabel Jong, Jacqueline Fincher


Reflections of an aging physician

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. I recall with crystal clarity the day I finished my residency training and thinking to myself that at that point in time, I probably knew the most medicine I ever would. Fast forward to today after many, many years of clinical practice, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Doctors can get angry, too

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. There is a tremendous amount of anger raging in our society today. The profound uncertainty posed by COVID-induced cataclysms and the cultural, civil, and political unrest we’ve experienced over the past year has significantly skewed our sense of normalcy and well-being.  Thus, responding […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Hope: One of the strongest “medicines” we have to treat both our patients and ourselves

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. By any measure, the past year has been difficult for everyone. The ongoing pandemic with its widespread personal, social, and economic disruptions, as well as civil and political unrest throughout the country has clearly stretched the fabric of our society and had remarkably […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


CDC advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine should be used to inoculate U.S. adults 18 years old and older, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a 12-0 vote. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices held an emergency meeting Sunday to review J&J’s shot, which the Food and Drug Administration cleared late Saturday. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky must now sign off on the recommendation from the panel of independent doctors and immunization experts. J&J’s vaccin...
Tags: News, Nbc, Cdc, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Lausd, Johnson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Goldman, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson


The destructive health consequences of political polarization

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Political divisiveness has always been part of the fabric of America.  Even as our Founders laid the groundwork for the United States, they understood the challenges of seeking to assemble a unified and functional country from such a wide geographic and culturally diverse […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, United States, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Reconciling with medicine’s imperfect icons

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Most of us have iconic people in our personal and professional lives – those who are worthy of veneration and inspire and compel us to have higher expectations for ourselves.  And we also have role models – those we aspire to be like […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The critical role of physicians as pandemic truth-tellers

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Because of their unpredictable occurrence, ubiquitous nature, and the fact that they present us with a previously unknown disease to learn and manage, pandemics have always posed a major threat to humankind.  And the novel coronavirus pandemic we are currently experiencing is no […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Internal medicine, the pandemic, and William Osler

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. National Internal Medicine Day is October 28, 2020.  It’s a time for internists to reflect on the work they do and take pride in being a part of the greater internal medicine community. Recognizing internal medicine and the work of internists is particularly […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, William Osler, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Clinical diagnosis in the age of COVID-19

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Making an accurate clinical diagnosis is one of the most important things physicians can do for their patients. But being able to do so is not an easy process to begin with.  It takes years of preparation in learning as much medicine as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


National Physician Suicide Awareness Day: Let’s try to dig a little deeper for more love

We wrote this blog on National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As a chapter wellness champion for the American College of Physicians, I have spent the past few months planning on what this September should entail. From Webinars to Facebook pages to tweets, I’ve included anything that I could to let my friends and colleagues know […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Psychiatry, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


ACP highlights the importance of planned increases in payments for E/M services

Today the American College of Physicians sent a letter to every member of Congress stressing the importance that the planned increases in payments for evaluation and management services and other changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule move forward as scheduled on Jan. 1.
Tags: Health, Congress, ACP, American College of Physicians


Overcoming the invisible “coronavirus wall” between doctors and patients

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Pandemics periodically alter the course of history, reshaping society as people struggle to deal with the consequences of a new and often devastating disease.  As with past pandemics, over just a few months we have witnessed the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus stretch our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Quality measures have gotten ahead of the science of quality measurement

Physician reimbursement increasingly depends upon measures of health care quality. Physicians who fall short on quality measures now face financial penalties. But it might be quality measures, themselves, that are falling short, according to a study conducted by the American College of Physicians. The study involved a panel of people with expertise in evidence-based medicine. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, American College of Physicians, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The hidden danger to physicians in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Practicing medicine has always been hard, and as all of us have experienced over the past several months, living and working through a (hopefully) once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has only made it more challenging. For those on the front lines of patient care, the added […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Why physicians must speak out about social inequity

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. The recent occurrence of widespread civil unrest in the context of the coronavirus pandemic has challenged us as physicians about our appropriate role in dealing with both. The response of doctors to the pandemic has been fairly straightforward.  The central role of individual […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, American College of Physicians, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Medical heroism in the age of COVID-19

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the signs have been everywhere – celebrating the heroism of health care workers. It’s a wonderful sentiment that as a physician personally makes me feel very good about our profession and what we do. It’s also […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Racism is a public health issue and 'police brutality must stop,' medical groups say

As protests over George Floyd's death continue nationwide, several doctors' groups -- the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians -- are emphasizing that racism is a public health issue and they're calling for police brutality to stop.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, George Floyd


Physician risk during COVID-19: reflections from the AIDS epidemic

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. If nothing else, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought crystal clarity to something that all physicians are aware of but don’t often think about  – that because we deal closely with communicable diseases, physicians (along with other health care workers) are clearly at […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Coronavirus town hall with Congressman Tony Cardenas, April 13

  Rep. Tony Cardenas in Aug. 2019 in Sun Valley. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) hosts a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. April 13 on the coronavirus pandemic and the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Joining the congressman during the call Dr. Mark Dumais – fellow of the American College of Physicians and board-certified in internal medicine Jenna Gerry – Senior staff attorney in legal aid at Work’s Work & Family program Vict...
Tags: Work, Congress, California, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Sun Valley, San Fernando, LA County, San Fernando Valley, American College of Physicians, Tony Cárdenas, Top Stories LADN, Ed Crisostomo, Victor Parker


In a Pandemic, Do Doctors Still Have a Duty to Treat?

We have obligations as professionals — but also as husbands, wives, parents and children.
Tags: News, American College of Physicians, Ethics and Official Misconduct, American Medical Assn, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV






MKSAP: 26-year-old man with back pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 26-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up visit after presenting to an urgent care clinic for back pain 1 week ago. Laboratory studies at that time were significant for a serum creatinine level of 1.4 mg/dL (123.8 µmol/L); other laboratory […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, Nephrology, CRNA


Reclaiming the future of health care

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Although I work for the American College of Physicians, I’m writing this as a general internist who has practiced both primary care and hospital-based medicine for over 25 years. Hopefully by now, you are aware of Better is Possible: The American College of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, American College of Physicians, American College, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA


MKSAP: 36-year-old man with abdominal cramping, diarrhea, malaise, and nausea

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 36-year-old man is evaluated for a 10-day history of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, malaise, and nausea. Diarrhea is watery without mucus or blood. He returned 2 weeks ago from a 7-day trip to Lima, Peru. On physical examination, temperature is 37.7 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, American College of Physicians, LIMA Peru, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


MKSAP: 52-year-old woman with osteoarthritis of the right hip

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 52-year-old woman undergoes perioperative evaluation. She has osteoarthritis of the right hip since sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident 15 years ago and is scheduled for elective hip arthroplasty in the next few months. Medical history is otherwise notable […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Orthopedics, Conditions, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Treating the patient, not the disease

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD. Engaging personally with our health care system either as a patient or family member is usually an eye-opening experience for most physicians.  It provides a glimpse of what those under our care likely deal with on a daily basis while attempting to manage […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


MKSAP: 32-year-old woman with loose stools, bloating, and weight loss

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of loose stools, bloating, and a 3.2-kg (7-lb) weight loss. Her medical history is otherwise unremarkable. Her brother has type 1 diabetes mellitus, and her mother has autoimmune thyroid disease. She reports […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


MKSAP: 45-year-old man with anorexia, dizziness, and weakness

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 45-year-old man is evaluated for anorexia, dizziness, and weakness. He was discharged from the hospital 5 days ago after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for a pituitary macroadenoma abutting the optic chiasm. His postoperative course was uneventful, and his postoperative hormone evaluation […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs ...
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, Nephrology, CRNA