iMedicalApps: Best iOS Apps for Medical Providers
(MedPage Today) -- This week's top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Availability of Primary Care Doctors Increases Life Expectancy
GETTY IMAGES ... The addition of primary care physicians can increase overall life expectancy more than having extra specialists can, but the former are in shorter supply in regions throughout the ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 22, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Understanding Patient Empanelment, Weighting
A new study describes how a Wisconsin medical school health system created a framework for weighting patient panels. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

American Geriatrics Society 2019 Beers Criteria Update
The American Geriatrics Society released the 2019 updates to the Beers Criteria. What are the key takeaways for primary care physicians? Scroll through our slideshow to find out. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Geriatrics Source Type: news

' Eye-Popping' pCR Rate With SABR Alone in Early Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But toxicity and perioperative mortality rates excellent with SABR then surgery (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The 2019 Beers Criteria: What You Need to Know The 2019 Beers Criteria: What You Need to Know
Medscape spoke with Michael A. Steinman, MD, co-chair of the AGS committee, which developed the just-released update to the Beers Criteria.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Physician PACs Donate More to Opponents of Firearm Safety Laws Physician PACs Donate More to Opponents of Firearm Safety Laws
Physician organization-affiliated PACs donated more than $7 million to US Senate and US House of Representatives candidates who opposed firearm safety policies during the 2016 election cycle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far
Primary care providers weigh in on the ethics of treating chronic pain in an era of growing restrictions on use of opioids.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Feb 22 2019 This Week in Cardiology Feb 22 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Factor Xa reversal agent Andexa, PTSD, gender transition hormones and CVD, primary care physician shortage, and a commentary from a young interventional cardiologist are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

One-Third of PCPs Discuss Breast Cancer Treatments With Patients
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- One-third of primary care providers (PCPs) report participating in breast cancer treatment decisions, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in Cancer. Lauren P. Wallner, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?
Title: What's the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in General Practice Point-of-Care Ultrasound in General Practice
General practitioners are increasingly using point-of-care ultrasound. What are they using it for, how well are they being trained, and what is the quality of the results?Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Deprescribing Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists for Insomnia Deprescribing Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists for Insomnia
This brief article offers guidelines for deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists in patients taking them long-term for insomnia.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cash injection to help cut waiting times
Initial £27m awarded to health boards Related items fromOnMedica Bed crisis leaves surgeons 'kicking their heels' Fewer staff in NHS needed to get finances balanced MPs question NHS budget claims Five-year plan for general practice unveiled NHS workforce demands end to 1% pay cap (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP role in coordinating dementia care questioned
Training needed for GPs to lead on dementia care Related items fromOnMedica UK to be 'the world ’s most dementia friendly society’ GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action Five-year plan for general practice unveiled CQC head calls for better GP-hospital-care home integration Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An insider's guide to procurement for primary care providers
Understanding procurement and how to prepare a bid are critical to the future of primary care providers. Changes in recent years have made them more important than ever. More and more services are subject to a procurement process, rather than being simply directly awarded by commissioners. These include many of the “enhanced” services that GP practices could once expect to win almost by default. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: FPs Who Learn Acupuncture Prescribe Fewer Opioids
A recently published survey of family physicians found that those who received training in acupuncture prescribed fewer opioids to patients with chronic noncancer pain than those without acupuncture training. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Most Primary Care Guidelines Low Quality Most Primary Care Guidelines Low Quality
Less than one quarter of clinical practice guidelines reviewed were rated high quality, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Guidance on HCV Screening: 5 Questions
CDC guidance on hepatitis C screening is mandatory primary care reading. Test your recall with these 5 questions on CDC recommendations. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Hepatitis C Source Type: news

2005 to 2015 Saw Drop in Primary Care Physician Supply
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- From 2005 to 2015, there was a decrease in primary care physician supply per capita in the United States, with increased supply associated with lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abatacept and Joint Surgery: The Best Time to Stop? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-surgical biologic hold for one dosing interval not tied to lower risk of hospitalized infection, other outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

For 2020 Dem Hopefuls,'Medicare-for-All' Is a Defining Issue For 2020 Dem Hopefuls,'Medicare-for-All' Is a Defining Issue
A plan where any American has the option to get healthcare through Medicare is ambitious; critics of Medicare-for-all say eliminating private insurance could gut a major sector of the health economy.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Stop Smoking and Stop RA?
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis declined with many years'cessation, but some risk remained (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GP federations will not count as primary care networks'in most cases '
Practices will have just a couple of months to join new primary care networks if they are to qualify for a significant amount of funding being invested in the organisations by NHS England.  There is much uncertainty about how primary care networks - being brought in under the new GP contract - will be established and information released so far has only indicated they will be based on geography and be between 30,000 to 50,00 patients in size. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 21, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Coding to Get Paid Enough for Wellness Visits Coding to Get Paid Enough for Wellness Visits
Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physician questions about coding appropriately to get optimal payments for wellness visits, plus the right way to code for a consult if you also perform surgery.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027 Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027
Healthcare expenditures are expected to grow by 5.5% per year over the next decade, according to CMS projections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms
Title: Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal SymptomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - February 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?
Title: Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Awareness of Prediabetes Status and Subsequent Health Behavior Awareness of Prediabetes Status and Subsequent Health Behavior
Can simply informing patients that they are prediabetic--without other active intervention--trigger beneficial self-directed lifestyle modifications?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages
Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the 2019 public meetings of the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) on May 16-17 in Rockville, Maryland and August 14 via webinar. The meetings will focus on population health in relation to primary care and public health, social determinants of health, and preparing clinicians to address population health. The full agenda will be posted on theACICBL website. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 21, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Survey: Need for Better Doctor-Caregiver Communication
But some barriers to communication remain, AARP survey finds ... Getty Images ... The overwhelming majority of primary care providers agree that family caregivers play a vital role in the health of... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS: Flood of Baby Boomers to Drive Growth in U.S. Health Spending
(MedPage Today) -- Annual spending anticipated to reach $6 trillion by 2027 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More PCPs Pays Off -- So Pay Them More? More PCPs Pays Off -- So Pay Them More?
Mortality rates go down when there are more primary care physicians in the area, according to a new study. So why aren't we investing in more PCPs? asks Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Is Effective, Says CDC
On Feb. 15, the CDC released a pair ofMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that offer interim information on the 2018-2019 influenza season and address this season's flu vaccine effectiveness. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sexual Satisfaction a Secondary Benefit of Bariatric Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolic surgery tied to several sexual functioning improvements for both men and women (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action'Young Blood' Clinics Shut Down After FDA Action
Ambrosia Health has shut down its clinics that offered transfusions of plasma from persons aged 16 to 25 years after the FDA issued a statement saying benefits were not scientifically proven.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Family Medicine Tops the List in Osteopathic Match
Thirty-four percent of matches made during this year's final American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program Match were to family medicine residency programs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quality of Life Poor in Scleroderma
(MedPage Today) -- Worse than in rheumatoid arthritis or lupus (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps'PCPs Discuss Cancer Therapy With Patients, Despite'Gaps '
About one third of primary care providers discussed breast cancer treatment decisions with their patients, a new survey shows -- but it's not really their job.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Research Shows Nation's Opioid Epidemic Is Far From Over
A mathematical model that charted recent trends in opioid misuse and projected future usage patterns suggests that opioid deaths will continue to increase for the next few years before eventually leveling off. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians? What Advice Would You Give to Young Physicians?
Physicians consider what to tell young doctors about choosing a speciality.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care. For people with type 2 diabetes visiting a primary care screening program,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Addressing Mental Health Needs Among Physicians Addressing Mental Health Needs Among Physicians
This essay explores innovative approaches that physician health programs are taking to reduce physician burnout. But some factors may actually discourage doctors from seeking support.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Optic Neuritis as Initial Presentation of Limbic Encephalitis Optic Neuritis as Initial Presentation of Limbic Encephalitis
This case highlights autoimmune encephalitis as an important differential diagnosis in the management of optic neuritis not associated with MS or other demyelinating diseases.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

OurHealth Celebrates Launch of Cincinnati MyClinic Network
Primary care clinics provide convenient, affordable healthcare to members via their employer-sponsored health plans(PRWeb February 20, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ourhealth_celebrates_launch_of_cincinnati_myclinic_network/prweb16114944.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Senior level ‘Wellbeing Guardian’ for every NHS workplace
HEE Commission finds that the mental health of NHS staff has worsened in recent years amid fears about complaints, investigations, and blame Related items fromOnMedica Scotland ’s CMO calls for more ‘realistic medicine’ Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Can medicine be cured? GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More on GMS contract changes 2019/20
NHS England has written to directors of primary care and senior CCG managers with further details of changes to the GMS contract for 2019/20. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Essential training for commissioners of primary care dental services
When working with limited resources, understanding common contracting scenarios before they occur helps commissioners to understand their options, the actions they need to undertake and the potential impact on the wider commissioning cycle. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news