Texas population growth outpacing the availability of primary care doctors
Texans looking for primary care physicians need to check whether their insurance provider's network has physicians accepting new patients as the number of such doctors struggles to keep pace with a growing population. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kyle R. Cotton Source Type: news

Device Extends Treatment Interval for AMD
(MedPage Today) -- Refill with anti-VEGF therapy pushed to 15 months (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Building Better Primary Care: New Tools for Getting Evidence into Practice
August 22, 2018 2:00-3:15pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Unique Feature of the Israeli Type 2 Diabetes Guideline The Unique Feature of the Israeli Type 2 Diabetes Guideline
The Israeli guidelines vary management of type 2 diabetes mellitus by BMI. Is that a strategy the rest of the world should consider?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Risks of opioid abuse among uninsured primary care patients utilizing a free clinic - Kamimura A, Panahi S, Rathi N, Weaver S, Pye M, Sin K, Ashby J.
The annual number of opioid prescriptions for pain relief has been increasing in the United States. This increase has raised concerns about prescription opioid abuse and overdose. The purpose of this study was to examine opioid risks (risk factors that inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

When Patients Come In Quoting'The Dr. Oz Show'When Patients Come In Quoting'The Dr. Oz Show '
Dr Ranit Mishori talks about the validity and reliability of health recommendations seen on TV talk shows, and how to respond when patients ask about them.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome Babies? Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome Babies?
Should states prevent elective abortion of babies with Down syndrome? Ethicist Art Caplan weighs in on this controversial topic.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Locum rates increased in most parts of the UK over past 12 months
The average daily rates received by locums have risen in most parts of the country over the past 12 months, according to analysis by GPonline's sister site Medeconomics. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP locums Source Type: news

ACS: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Embryogenesis
Discussions should start no later than the blastocyst stage (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Docs' Mental Health: State Boards Have Their Say
(MedPage Today) -- Last in a three-part MedPage Today investigation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Pill Mill Bust; BBB Breach; Zika the Cancer Killer?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This is Your Brain on Trump
(MedPage Today) -- Is Trump Derangement Syndrome Real? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

99% of Doctors Need Diagnostic Help 99% of Doctors Need Diagnostic Help
Most people rely on GPS to find their destination when driving. Maybe clinicians could benefit from similar diagnostic guidance.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

The Unhealthy Business of Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- A black box warning for medicine in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Doctors gather at Court of Appeal to show support for Bawa-Garba appeal
Doctors have been gathering outside the Royal Courts of Justice to show their support for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba as she appeals a High Court decision to strike her off the medical register. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Bawa-Garba case Source Type: news

Advancing Primary Care Through Alternative Payment Models Advancing Primary Care Through Alternative Payment Models
This article summarizes expert opinions from a recent symposium on the current state of alternative payment methods in the US and Canada. What are the key lessons and implications for policy makers?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Capita primary care outsourcing was ‘shambles’ say MPs
Call for NHS England to rethink outsourcing Related items fromOnMedica BMA demands information on GP pensions failures Is Capita too vital to fail? GPs still mistakenly sending clinical correspondence to Capita GP back-office privatisation 'put patients at risk' GPs to receive 2% pay rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infographic Guides Athletes on Dietary Supplement Use Infographic Guides Athletes on Dietary Supplement Use
Athletes and dietary supplement users can use a new infographic from the International Olympic Committee to help them decide whether to take or avoid a supplement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

OhioHealth pausing after opening four freestanding ERs in six months
OhioHealth Corp. has nearly completed a $52 million network of freestanding suburban emergency rooms after opening seven since early last year – a dizzying four of those in just six months. A two-story New Albany ER with a primary care practice upstairs is the latest to open in June – making it the ninth for Central Ohio's largest hospital system. Although not considered a standalone, an ER also is part of the 26-bed OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital opening in October. “We looked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Laser, Anti-VEGF Therapy Similar for DME
(MedPage Today) -- Ranibizumab advantage at 2 years lost at 5 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018 Cutting-Edge Primary Care Data From DDW 2018
Dr David Johnson shares new results impacting colon cancer screening, diabetes, anti-TNF agents, and other key areas.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

The EveryONE Project Introduces Neighborhood Navigator
The EveryONE Project from the AAFP has launched another user-friendly tool to help family physicians address social determinants of health at the point of care: The Neighborhood Navigator. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Virtual Reality Technique Improves Pain, Motor Function Novel Virtual Reality Technique Improves Pain, Motor Function
Patients with complex regional pain syndrome often experience extreme pain when touched. This novel virtual reality technique improves pain without requiring any tactile contact.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Mixed Results with MRI for Liver Triglycerides in NAFLD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Proton density fat fraction MRI correlated with steatosis grade; suboptimal for advanced fibrosis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outsourcing primary care support services to Capita deemed a ‘shambles’
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is encouraging NHS England to reconsider its approach to outsourcing after contracting out primary care support services England (PCSE) to Capita was a‘shambles’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Do You Recommend Probiotics and Prebiotics to Your Patients? Do You Recommend Probiotics and Prebiotics to Your Patients?
Although many Americans use products that contain live microorganisms, there are few safety data about them.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Outsourcing primary care support to Capita was a 'shambles', say MPs
NHS England's decision to outsource primary care support services to Capita was a 'shambles' and potentially put patients at risk of serious harm, MPs have said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recall Alert for Some Drugs Containing Valsartan
The FDA recently issued multiple safety alerts announcing voluntary recalls of drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan from a specific supply source. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Navigating Rural Health Resources Webinar- August 2018
August 14, 2018 1:30-2:30pm ET.(Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

99213 or 99214? Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum 99213 or 99214? Tips for Navigating the Coding Conundrum
These two codes account for a large proportion of FP office visits--but one pays more than the other. How do you decide which one to use?Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Exposure Limits for Heat Stress in Outdoor Workers Exposure Limits for Heat Stress in Outdoor Workers
According to this report, occupational exposure limits to heat stress often are exceeded, sometimes with fatal consequences. Are recommended limits sufficiently protective?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Let's Return to the SOAP Note
(MedPage Today) -- This problem-oriented method is what we need, says Robert Centor, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Issues Summary of Proposed 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule
The AAFP has created a two-page summary of CMS'proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. The summary is a precursor to a much lengthier and detailed formal comment letter the AAFP will submit by the agency's Sept. 10 deadline. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AAFP Calls for Wide-ranging Approach to Lowering Drug Prices
The AAFP offered multiple suggestions, as well as some cautionary advice, in response to an HHS request for information on ways to lower drug prices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain FDA Clears Elagolix (Orilissa) for Endometriosis Pain
Elagolix is the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Drug Slows Atrophy in Dry AMD
(MedPage Today) -- No vision improvement with complement C3 inhibitor (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

TriHealth reveals $56M expansion on West Side
TriHealth CEO Mark Clement revealed today that the Cincinnati-based hospital system intends to more than double the size of its Good Samaritan Western Ridge medical center in Green Township, a $56.6 million project that will boost primary care as well as specialty care for cancer and heart patients. About 100 new jobs are to be created. More than 500 TriHealth employees are expected to work at Good Samaritan Western Ridge once the project is completed. Most of those positions will be in nursing,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

How Pharma Cons Medicare; Trans Woman's Rx Nixed;'Dr. Butt' Busted
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare investigations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AMD Outcomes Lag in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Minimal vision improvement with varied anti-VEGF practices (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Making Diabetes Guidance'As Simple as Possible'Making Diabetes Guidance'As Simple as Possible '
The Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines were designed with practitioner and patient in mind.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: Watch Out The Dangers of a Medical Board Investigation: Watch Out
Medical board investigations often--justifiably--strike fear into the hearts of physicians. Here's how to navigate this event if it happens to you.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HPV vaccination programme in England will cover boys, government confirms
Teenage boys in England are to receive the HPV vaccination, the government has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

HPV vaccination programme to extend to boys, government confirms
Teenage boys in England are to receive the HPV vaccination, the government has confirmed. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Nucala Efficacy for COPD Questioned in Advance of FDA Advisory Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Agency reviewers express concerns about phase III study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why the DDRB recommended a 4% pay increase for GPs
GPs are to receive a 2% pay increase in 2018/19, however the independent Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) recommended a pay rise of 4%. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pay Source Type: news

MAPS and the New Michigan Opioid Laws: Frequently Asked Questions
August 2, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET.(Michigan Primary Care Association) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs to receive 2% pay rise in 2018/19
GPs are to receive a 2% pay rise in 2018/19 backdated to April, the health secretary has announced. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pay Source Type: news

Microbes don ’t need visas! The reality of Brexit and public health
Health threats fail to respect international borders – tackling them effectively requires joined-up policies and action, writes Kate Ling Related items fromOnMedica Immigration rules to be relaxed for doctors and nurses BMA tells Brexit negotiators to prioritise health May pledges UK will remain part of European medicines regulation One year on from Article 50: where are we, and what next for the NHS? Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - July 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BP Control Better in Primary Care
More patients were found to be at blood pressure goal in primary care settings vs specialty practice in a new study. Our author looks at possible reasons why.     (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory W. Rutecki, MD Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news