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How to Get the Most of Your Medical Consultation

Getting the most out a medical consultation is crucial because getting an appointment with a doctor is not always easy and it can be costly. Here are some tips to ensure that you are able to convey your problems to the doctor within the time allotted to you without missing out on any important points.
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In Primary Care, Who Gets Sued and Why?

Because nurse practitioners (NPs) are growing in importance as providers of primary care, The Doctors Company analyzed malpractice claims against NPs and compared them with primary care physicians to see if there were any differences in malpractice liability patterns. The study has important implications for primary care practices utilizing NPs.
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Patients Need Personalized, Not Generic, Health Advice

A new survey shows that patients with chronic conditions often feel the information they receive from their healthcare team is too generic and therefore not as useful as it could be.
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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Reflections on the 3rd Anniversary of Brittany Maynard’s Death

Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
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What Killed Bob – Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

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.
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Improving Primary Care for Transgender Patients

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.
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Most Headache Sufferers Don’t Receive Appropriate Care

Despite being extremely common, headaches are often misdiagnosed and undertreated.

Fear-Mongering in Thyroid and Breast Cancer Screening

Physicians are finding and treating thousands of pseudo-cancers that would not have otherwise been found and don't need to be treated.

Primary Care is Better When Hospitals Are Engaged

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.

How to Respond When Your Doctor is Distracted

A primary care doctor provides tips for patients to help them get their distracted doctor back on track.

Child Physical Abuse Exists in All Corners of the Country

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.