Preventing Cancer with Two Injections: A Clinical Review of the HPV Vaccination
The November/December 2019 Osteopathic Family Physician (OFP) article, Preventing Cancer with Two Injections: A Clinical Review of the HPV Vaccination, reviews the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of the most common sexually transmitted infection in the word, the Human Papillomavirus. Read the arguments against the HPV vaccination and strategies physicians can use to increase vaccination rates in the OFP article.
The OFP patient education handout (PEH) on HPV Protection explains to patients what the HPV vaccination protects them from, who should get the vaccine and at what age, along with possible reactions and effectiveness. Download the HPV OFP, make copies and distribute to patients in your practice.
Wal-Mart and Doctor on Demand AnnounceTelemedicine Deal
A new telemedicine partnership between Wal-Mart and Doctor on Demand was recently announced. Doctor on Demand features video telemedicine visits accessible through mobile devices and home computers. Is this a possible solution for a health care system struggling to provide quality care at a reasonable cost? Read the HealthLeaders analysis article, Wal-Mart, Doctor On Demand Join Forces in Primary Care Telemedicine Deal, to help you decide.
How Health Disparities Affect the Blackfoot Community
The ACOFP Minority/LGBTQI Health & Wellness Committee will be highlighting a medical or public health issue that affects minority or LGBTQI populations each month to bring attention to important topics and remind family physicians about what they can do to help patients in these communities. November is Native American Heritage Month. Joan Grzybowski, DO, FACOFP, has written a short story about a (fictional) family’s struggle with the lack of health care resources in Montana titled Spirit.
2020 Future Leaders Applications Due This Week
The ACOFP Future Leaders Conference is designed for outstanding new physicians (in practice five years or less) and residents who are interested in achieving a greater awareness of their leadership style and its impact on their professional performance. The deadline to send in applications is this Friday, November 15. Apply today!