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Had Bob's care been coordinated among his many physicians, both outside and inside the hospital, I don't believe he would have died from this event.
A key concept in family medicine is that of providing patient-centered care. Taking a patient-centered approach to our trans patients is no exception.
Despite being extremely common, headaches are often misdiagnosed and undertreated.
Physicians are finding and treating thousands of pseudo-cancers that would not have otherwise been found and don't need to be treated.
While the hospital is not central to the idea of a patient-centered medical home, it can play a crucial role in overall patient health.
A primary care doctor provides tips for patients to help them get their distracted doctor back on track.
There are more than 650,000 substantiated cases of child maltreatment in the U.S. each year. Practitioners in primary care, particularly Pediatrics and Family Medicine, are uniquely poised to not only detect, but also to prevent child abuse.
Losing weight and exercising are the best medicine for pain due to knee osteoarthritis, the problem is both are hard to do. Community-based programs are being developed (and studied) to see what works best.
Unlike the recommendations in Britain and Canada, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises screening all adults and teens for depression. Some experts fear it will lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.