(from the June 2018 ACP Internist)
Astronaut. Aquanaut. Arctic explorer. Internist. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, MD, FACP, has done it all. “Since I was a small child, five or six, I wanted to be an astronaut,” she said.
ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.
My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists
Watching his father work as the neighborhood pharmacist in Chicago, Dr. Jay Bhatt was exposed “to the challenges of vulnerable populations and how a safety net delivery environment works.” His father's work inspired him, shaped his decisions, and influenced the outcome of his life.
Medical Student Perspectives
Patients come to doctors because we are experts in medical conditions. We spend years studying and training to familiarize ourselves with the manifestations and treatments of all types of ailments.
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(from the June 8, 2018 ACP Advocate)
A clear message of legislative priorities was presented to more than 100 senators, House representatives and dozens of staff members by the American College of Physicians during its annual Leadership Day event in the nation's capital in May.
How often do our patients teach us? Dr. Fitzgerald's patient teaches us just how much can be lost in translation.
Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.
A Digital Health Tool Aimed at COPD in High-Risk Individuals Reduces All-Cause Hospitalization via Effect on Other Co-Morbidities: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Due to its capacity to perform remote assessments, telemedicine is rising as a new force in COPD management. Patients with COPD often have multiple comorbidities, including heart failure, diabetes, hypertension.
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Geriatric medicine is a type of practice within internal medicine that focuses on the care of older patients. Those who practice geriatric medicine (“geriatricians”) are specifically trained in the normal and abnormal physiologic and psychosocial changes associated with aging, and to recognize the differences in presentation of disease relative to normal aging. Geriatricians also recognize the importance of maintaining functional independence in older patients and focus on providing preventive interventions.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 20 million Americans, and over 500,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (1-2). The most common causes of CKD are diabetes and hypertension. CKD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, hospitalization, and all-cause mortality.
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