Patients & Families
Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment of Early Stage Chronic Kidney Disease
A new guideline from ACP centers on Chronic Kidney Disease. The kidneys remove waste and water from the blood. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidneys stop working as well over time and dialysis becomes necessary. Caring for CKD involves controlling diet and blood pressure and taking medications to delay heart complications and the need for dialysis.
About Internal Medicine
Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
April Patient Empowerment Expo
In mid-April, The American College of Physicians and Consumer Reports co-sponsored Your Health: Fact Not Fiction. A Patient Empowerment Expo in San Francisco. The 3-hour conference was free and open to the public, and focused on empowering consumers to take control of their healthcare by learning how to talk to their doctors and knowing what questions to ask. As a thank you to those consumers who registered and attended this empowering event, Consumer Reports pulled together the key points from all of the presentations and created a handy summary as a reminder of the great advice that was shared at the expo.
Diseases & Conditions
Understanding Your Care
- Video: Introduction to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Learn about a new approach to health care in which a team of health professionals, coordinated by a personal physician, works collaboratively to provide high levels of care.
DVDs and Guidebooks
Order free DVDs and guidebooks designed to help educate you on a variety of conditions, including asthma, HIV, and obesity.
ACP Video News Stories
Video news stories about important medical and health issues, featuring new research from Annals of Internal Medicine, clinical guidelines, healthcare advocacy issues and other topics.