The Top 10 Things Foot and Ankle Specialists Wish Every Primary Care Physician Knew
- Common Foot Disorders. Ayub, Asad; Yale, Steven H.; Bibbo, Christopher // Clinical Medicine & Research;May2005, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p116
Focuses on several common foot disorders seen by primary care physicians in the ambulatory setting. Bunions; Plantar fasciitis; Morton's neuroma.
- Primary care at the centre. Swales, J. D. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Aug1995, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p425
The article discusses the delivery of primary care in the United States and Great Britain. It notes that medical care is directed away from large, specialist centres towards smaller, local hospitals and primary care clinics. Several advantages of a primary care physician include the familiarity...
- MD shortage may reignite US recruiting in Canada. Korcok, Milan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/25/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 11, p1198
Reports on the possible shortage of primary care and specialist physician shortage in the U.S. as of November 2003. Increase in residency slots and medical school enrollment needed to prevent physician shortage in the country; Implications for Canadian physicians; Factors which may discourage...
- Death rates lower in countries with more primary care docs. // Pharmaceutical Representative;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p12
Reports on a study published on the web site of journal "Health Affairs" showing that counties with greater numbers of primary care physicians have lower mortality rates. Federal data on physician supply; Possible reasons for the findings.
- Projected PCP shortage creating heavy demand for midlevel providers. // Medical Economics;4/10/2012, Vol. 89 Issue 7, p16.8
The article reports that shortage of projected primary care physician (PCP) have created high demand for midlevel providers.
- Primary Care in a New Era: Disillusion and Dissolution? Sandy, Lewis G.; Schroeder, Steven A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;2/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p262
Declares that dilemmas in primary care stem from the unintended consequences of forces thought to promote primary care and the disruptive technologies of care. Possible dissolution of primary care as a concept by these forces; Alignment of clinicians by economic niche; Need to focus less on...
- Transitioning from physician to nurse practitioner. Flowers, Monica; Olenick, Maria // Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare;2014, Vol. 7, p51
Foreign-educated physicians (FEPs), also known as "international medical graduates", represent a rich source of potential primary-care providers. Despite their high level of medical knowledge and skills as well as ethnic and cultural diversity suited to meet the demands of patients, FEPs face...
- Improving Test Ordering in Primary Care: The Added Value of a Small-Group Quality Improvement Strategy Compared With Classic Feedback Only. Verstappen, Wim H. J. M.; van der Weijden, Trudy; Dubois, Willy I.; Smeele, Ivo; Hermsen, Jan; Tan, Frans E. S.; Grol, Richard P. T. M. // Annals of Family Medicine;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p569
Evaluates the effectiveness of a small peer-group quality improvements meetings as a strategy to improve test-ordering behavior in primary care. Increase in the number of tests ordered by primary care physicians; Significance of the new strategy of involving peer interaction and social influence...
- Who has time for family medicine? Pimlott, Nicholas // Canadian Family Physician;Jan2008, Vol. 54, p14
The article comments on the complaints of primary care physicians in the United States which are similar to their counterparts in Canada. The physicians feel that they are paid for volume and not quality. They earn half the income of specialists and their workload is becoming impossible to...