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Welcome to the American College of Physicians' Newsroom. This page is designed to provide the latest ACP news and multimedia for the media, ACP members, and the general public.

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Retail Clinics Best Used as Backup to a Patient’s Primary Care Physician
New ACP Position Paper Offers Six Positions and Recommendations
(Washington, October 13, 2015)— The American College of Physicians (ACP) today said that retail health clinics – now commonly present in drugstores and/or big box retailers – are best used as a backup alternative to a patient’s primary care physician for the diagnosis and treatment of episodic minor illnesses. "Health care delivery models are changing and our patients are embracing and exploring alternatives to the traditional office practice," said Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP, president of ACP.

American College of Physicians partners with Walgreens, LSU to increase adult immunization rates in Louisiana
October 8, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians and its Louisiana Chapter have teamed up with Walgreens and the Healthcare Services Division of Louisiana State University to help increase influenza vaccination rates for people in need in Louisiana, as part of ACP's I Raise the Rates program.

ACP Applauds Formation of Congressional Primary Care Caucus
Attributable to:
Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP
American College of Physicians (ACP)

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Primary care is essential to an effective and high-performing health care system.
That’s why The American College of Physicians (ACP) today applauds the formation of the Congressional Primary Care Caucus. Spearheaded by Representatives David Rouzer (R-NC) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), the Caucus is made up of an expanding number of bipartisan members of Congress who are dedicated to advancing public policy that establishes, promotes, and preserves a well-trained, high-quality primary care workforce and delivery system as the foundation of our nation’s health care system. The Caucus will focus its efforts on an approach to advance primary care that is comprehensive; continuous; connected; equitable to all regardless of age, race, or gender; and is mindful of social determinants that may hinder access to primary care for some individuals.

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9/29/2015 Physician-assisted suicide is not the answer - The Washington Post
9/29/2015 New Guidelines For Evaluation Of Pulmonary Emboli Released By American College Of Physicians - Forbes
9/29/2015 ACP Guideline Calls for Smarter Testing in PE Evaluation - MedPage Today
10/2/2015 Mass shootings and the mental health connection - CBS News
10/5/2015 Benefits of workplace wellness programs questioned - USA Today
10/6/2015 Overtesting Of Employees Can Be A Side Effect Of Workplace Wellness - NPR

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Page Updated: October 13, 2015

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