Monthly Archives: December 2015

Update Regarding Posting and Use of Driver Examination Forms

Update Regarding Posting and Use of Driver Examination Forms

The Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule requires certified Medical Examiners (MEs) to continue using the current driver examination forms found on the FMCSA website until December 22, 2015 and to use the newly revised driver examination forms discussed in the final rule beginning December 22, 2015.

As […]

By |December 21st, 2015|News|

“Be an Influencer” Article Submission by Michael Needleman, M.D.

Family medicine is a passion. It takes dedication, patience, and a desire to serve the whole patient and not just a part of the patient. I was drawn into the world of family medicine because of the significant “influencers” in my life who opened my eyes to this new perspective. Charter members of our Academy […]

By |December 18th, 2015|News|

NEW Educational Program- Rethink Prescription Opioids for Chronic Pain

If you are confused or frustrated with respect to some aspects of opioid prescribing, you are not alone.1 We as health care professionals are responsible for providing relief to our patients with chronic pain without exposing them or others to unnecessary risks.2 With opioid therapy, this may be easier said than done.

While the real and […]

By |December 10th, 2015|News|

AAFP Blog Post-Food Desert: “A Community Coping Without a Grocery Store” by Kimberly Betcher, M.D.

In a recent Fresh Perspectives blog post by Kimberly Betcher, M.D., she explores the linkage between a community’s limited access to healthy food options and the deteriorating  health conditions of its population.
Click the link below to read how a food desert reveals much about health and community.
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By |December 10th, 2015|News|

YOUR Insight is Needed- Adolescent Substance Use Survey by Friday, 12/11

By |December 9th, 2015|News|

8th Annual Resident Scholarly Exhibit Contest: Featuring Abstracts

We would like to thank all the residents who submitted an exhibit at this years 64th Annual Scientific Assembly. In recognition of their hard work and dedication, the abstracts to their research are published below.
FIRST PLACE:  Benjamin Smith, MD from Lexington-University of Kentucky
Title: Reducing Potentially Avoidable Emergency Department Visits by Improving Patient Connections with their […]

By |December 7th, 2015|News|