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Type 2 Diabetes Therapies: A STEPS Approach - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2019 - A concise way to evaluate pharmacotherapy options for type 2 diabetes mellitus is to use the five patient-oriented STEPS criteria: safety, tolerability, efficacy, price, and simplicity. The first-line treatment option, metformin, is safe and fairly well-tolerated, has excellent ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0215/p237.html

Steps for Hospital Credentialing and Privileging -- Hospital Privileging

Oct 18, 2017 - These steps guide physicians through the process of hospital credentialing and privileging.

Practice Management : Practice Ownership, Administration, and Staffing

https://www.aafp.org/practice-management/administration/privileging/credentialing-privileging-steps.mem.html

Ten steps to better practice efficiency -- FPM

Feb 28, 2019 - Proven techniques borrowed from the manufacturing industry could help your practice operate more efficiently. Here are 10 steps to help eliminate bottlenecks in your workflow and save time.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/office_efficiency.html

Appropriate Prescribing of Medications: An Eight-Step Approach - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2007 - A systematic approach advocated by the World Health Organization can help minimize poor-quality and erroneous prescribing. This six-step approach to prescribing suggests that the physician should (1) evaluate and dearly define the patient's problem; (2) specify the therapeutic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0115/p231.html

Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

Apr 7, 2015 - Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/step_by_step_proper_planning.html

Step-by-Step Approach to Ruling Out Infant Infection Is Accurate - POEMs - American ...

Dec 1, 2016 - The Step-by-Step approach, using a basic physical examination and readily available urine and blood tests (without lumbar puncture; see the Synopsis section), can successfully identify low-risk infants younger than 90 days who will not need empiric antibiotic treatment and lumbar ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p933.html

Six simple steps to shared decision making -- FPM

Mar 2, 2018 - Shared decision making is simply a way for physicians to help patients select the optimal test or treatment among several valid options. These conversations involve six basic steps.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/shared_decision_making.html

Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

Jan 24, 2014 - Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/town_hall_meetings_next_step.html

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

Jan 12, 2016 - U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/u_s_needs_more_than.html

AAFP: FDA E-Cigarette Rule Great Step Forward for Public Health

May 5, 2016 - FDA E-Cigarette Rule Great Step Forward for Public Health

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2016/e-cigarette-rule.html

Put the Rx Pad Down: Why Meds Aren't the First Step to Weight Loss

Jan 14, 2015 - Put the Rx Pad Down: Why Meds Aren't the First Step to Weight Loss

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/put_the_rx_pad_down.html

Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Aug 13, 2014 - Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/walk_the_talk_students_residents.html

10 Steps to Preparing Your Office for ICD-10 -- Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Don't wait any longer. You need to take steps now to meet the Oct. 1 deadline.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p9.html

The health plan two-step -- FPM

Aug 28, 2009 - The health plan two-step

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/the_health_plan_two_step.html

Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

Jul 26, 2013 - Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/understanding_patients_literacy_level_is.html

Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps -- FPM

Dec 20, 2012 - Begin the Beguine, or loosening up for some ICD-10 dance steps

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/begin_the_beguine_or_loosening.html

Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

Sep 27, 2012 - Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/family_physicians_can_help_curb.html

Management of Constipation in Older Adults - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2015 - Chronic constipation is common in adults older than 60 years, and symptoms occur in up to 50% of nursing home residents. Primary constipation is also referred to as functional constipation. Secondary constipation is associated with chronic disease processes, medication use, and ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0915/p500.html

Common Breast Problems - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2019 - Palpable breast masses, mastalgia, and nipple discharge are commonly encountered symptoms in outpatient practice, causing significant patient anxiety and precipitating medical consultation. The initial workup includes a detailed clinical history and physical examination. Women ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0415/p505.html

Medications for Chronic Asthma - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2016 - Chronic asthma is a major health concern for children and adults worldwide. The goal of treatment is to prevent symptoms by reducing airway inflammation and hyperreactivity. Step-up therapy for symptom control involves initiation with low-dose treatment and increasing intensity at ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0915/p454.html

Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and Treatment Options - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Many Americans between 45 and 65 years of age experience hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoidal size, thrombosis, and location (i.e., proximal or distal to the dentate line) determine the extent of pain or discomfort. The history and physical examination must assess for risk factors and clinical ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0201/p172.html

Differential Diagnosis of Polyarticular Arthritis - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2015 - Polyarticular arthritis is commonly encountered in clinical settings and has multiple etiologies. The first step is to distinguish between true articular pain and nonarticular or periarticular conditions by recognizing clinical patterns through the history and physical examination. Once...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0701/p35.html

Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - Start with steps that increase practice revenue. Then you'll be better able to afford the steps that just make practice better and more satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p18.html

Glycopyrrolate (Lonhala Magnair) for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

May 15, 2019 - Glycopyrrolate is a safe alternative to long-acting muscarinic antagonists delivered by metered-dose inhaler for patients with moderate to severe COPD.

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0515/p643.html

Heel Pain: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2018 - The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive, but a mechanical etiology is the most common. The specific anatomic location of the pain can help guide diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, which leads to medial plantar heel pain, especially with the first ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0115/p86.html

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