Patient Education Handouts


DOWNLOAD & DISTRIBUTE HANDOUTS
Each issue of Osteopathic Family Physician, the ACOFP’s official journal features a ready-to-use patient handout. These handouts have been prepared by physician members of the OFP’s Editorial Committee. Just download the below PDFs and print out for easy distribution to your patients.


Blood Vessel & Cardiovascular

Aortic Aneurysm
Heart Failure
High Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines
High Cholesterol

Children's Health

Concussion, Parent's Guide
Newborn Nutritional Guidelines
Zika: Ideas for Talking to Your Child about Zika
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Protection

COVID-19

Cleaning and Disinfecting Safely
COVID-19 and Hand Sanitizers: Debunking the Myths  
Osteopathic Home Exercises for Caregivers of COVID-19 Patients 
Protecting Yourself and Others
What Are Your Symptoms?
What to Expect During Your Telemedicine Appointment
What You Can Do to Manage Your Symptoms at Home
What You Need to Know
What to Do if You Get Sick  


Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis for Parents
Eczema
Erythema Nodosum
MRSA Infection
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer 
Paronychia (Nail Infection)
Skin Cancer
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
 

Endocrinology

Diabetes Update
Tips for Staying as Healthy as Possible with Diabetes

Gastrointestinal 

Clostridium Difficile (C. diff)
Constipation
Gas, Belching and Bloating
Reducing Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Ulcerative Colitis

LGBTQI

Gender Transitioning: Medical Options

Medications

Probiotics
Warfarin Therapy

Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction
Circumcision

Miscellaneous

Food Allergy
Hepatitis C
Lupus
Oral Hygiene
Patient Centered Medical Home
Plantar Fasciitis
Sexual Health Handouts (for Patients and Physicians)
Spider Bites: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Neurology

Insomnia: Tips for a Better Night's Sleep 
Movement Disorders

Obesity

Obesity 
Risks of Obesity 


OMT 

Allergic Rhinitis: How OMT Can Help
Back Pain: How OMT Can Help
Knee Pain: How OMT Can Help  
Middle Ear Infection: How OMT Can Help
Pelvic Pain: How OMT Can Help
Plantar Fasciitis: How OMT Can Help 

Pain

Chronic Abdominal Pain
Pain Management: Ways to Manage Pain Without Opioids 

Psychology

Borderline Personality Disorder 
Depression: Treatment Options  
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder   


Respiratory

Environmental Asthma Triggers
Respiratory Tract Infections
E-Cigarettes

Rheumatology

Gout
Polyarthritis

Sports

Concussion 
Sports Related Eye Injury


Women's Health 

Birth Control, Subdermal Implants
Birth Control Methods
Breast Cancer Screening
Irregular Menstrual and Postmenopausal Bleeding: When to Contact Your Doctor
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

The Osteopathic Family Physician Patient Education Handouts are a public service of the ACOFP. The information and recommendations appearing on this page are appropriate in many instances; however, they are not a substitute for medical diagnosis by a physician. For specific information concerning your personal medical condition, ACOFP suggests that you consult your family physician. This page may be photocopied noncommercially by physicians and other health care professionals to share with their patients.