Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

 
 

  • Use of POCUS in Primary Care to Redress Health Inequities This essay suggests ways in which point-of-care ultrasonography by primary care clinicians can be an important tool in addressing health inequities.
  • Primary Care Research and Understanding Health Inequities In this commentary, the authors posit how primary care perspectives in health inequities research can be a crucial step toward informing, improving, and helping end health inequity in the U.S.
  • Human Papillomavirus-Associated Head and Neck Cancer Review the epidemiology, screening, presentation, diagnosis, prognosis, and prevention of HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, with a focus on the primary care provider's role.
  • Wearing Facemasks During Brisk Walks: A COVID-19 Dilemma How do surgical facemasks impact respiratory physiology in healthy individuals? This study found that wearing a facemask during a brisk walk was associated with minor gas exchange abnormalities.
  • Evaluating a Web-Based Adult ADHD Toolkit for Primary Care This study evaluated a web-based Adult ADHD Toolkit, developed by the AAFP and composed of resources to aid primary care clinicians in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of adults with ADHD.
  • A Relationship Between Mortality, Eating Breakfast, and Fiber How important is a regular breakfast to cardiovascular health, and what is the role of fiber intake in terms of benefit?
  • Expanding the Differential During the COVID-19 Pandemic These two fatal cases of West Nile Virus underscore the importance of remaining vigilant regarding the possibility of other serious viral diseases in the differential diagnosis.
  • Estimation of PSA Screening Test in the U.S. by Age Group The USPSTF has recommended against PSA screening in men of any age, but especially in those 70 and over, for whom the harms outweigh the benefits. Are these recommendations being followed?
  • Loneliness, Burnout, and Emotional Distress Among FPs This study found that loneliness is common in practicing family medicine physicians and significantly contributes to burnout and depression.
  • Burnout, Depression, Stress Among FPs Responding to COVID-19 This study details the emotional toll on family physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccination Among Health Care Personnel Some health care personnel have been hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccination. This study investigated the barriers and facilitators to vaccine acceptance in this group.
  • COVID-19's Financial Impact on Primary Care Clinicians According to this study, a reduction in patient visits due to COVID-19 directly resulted in decreased revenues for primary care physicians, and continues to place many practices at financial risk.
  • The Future of Family Medicine in the Coming Techno-World The authors present a possible scenario for how technology might completely change the face of primary care practice in the near future. What are the potential ramifications for family medicine?
  • Heeding the Call for Urgent Primary Care Payment Reform Does the shift in how care has been provided during the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the collapse of primary care? In this commentary, the authors explore an alternative per-member, per-month approach.
  • Management of Patients With VTE After Initial Treatment This article focuses on crucial clinical decisions concerning management of venous thromboembolism patients after completion of the initial period of anticoagulation treatment.
  • Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism With a PE Response Team A growing number of institutions are utilizing pulmonary embolism response teams. This article provides an overview of the PERT process, highlighting risk stratification and treatment.
  • PCPs' Perspective on Pharmacists Delivering Vaccines to Adults This study reveals that a high proportion of physicians have mixed feelings regarding pharmacists administering vaccines to their adult patients. What are their main concerns?
  • Family Physicians in Solo and Small Practices Declining This brief report shows a steady decrease in the number of family physicians in solo or small practices from 2014-2018. Will this trend have an impact on quality of care?
  • Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency, but is often missed or misdiagnosed by primary care physicians. How should providers appropriately approach and manage this condition?
  • Physicians' Viewpoints on HPV Vaccination for Adults 27-45 How well informed are US primary care physicians regarding recommendations for HPV vaccination in adults age 27-45, and what are their attitudes towards these recommendations?