Category Archives: Patient Care

Reflections Regarding Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose

This post is authored by CT Chapter Council Member Daniel G. Tobin, MD, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine Clinicians frequently prescribe opioids for chronic non-cancer pain despite their questionable therapeutic efficacy and having little or no … Continue reading

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ACP Targets Growing Physician Paperwork Burden

This entry was submitted by Keith vom Eigen, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP, who is Chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee for the Connecticut Chapter. A local pharmacist called recently to tell me that the glucose test strips my patient had been … Continue reading

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New ACP Guideline Regarding Generic Drugs

Last week, The American College of Physicians released a new guideline addressing the use of generic medications.  The authors addressed 5 questions: 1) How commonly are brand-name medications used when a generic version is available? 2) How does the use … Continue reading

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Telemedicine

Last month, ACP released a position paper on telemedicine in primary care settings.  The use of telemedicine is growing rapidly, so the policy recommendations are timely.  In the paper, four types of telemedicine are described: 1) asynchronous, which consists of … Continue reading

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Restoring the Narrative

This year, the Board of Governors is taking up the theme of “Restoring the Narrative” to medical note-writing. I think most of us recognize adoption of the EHR as a factor accelerating the loss of narrative, although this process was … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day, 2014

Last year, I wrote about World AIDS Day and I reflected briefly on the changes in HIV care over the years.  Once again, I want to remind you that while we have made great progress, there is much still to be … Continue reading

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Providing Care For Our Veterans

Today’s entry was inspired by Dr. Lucile Burgo, a general internist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and National Co-Director of the Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative (and recent ACP Fellow!).  It is in honor of Veterans’ Day last week.  Dr. … Continue reading

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