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
Osteopathic Home Exercises for Caregivers of COVID-19 Patients 
Protecting Yourself and Others
What Are Your Symptoms?
What You Can Do to Manage Your Symptoms at Home
What You Need to Know
 

Endocrinology

Diabetes Update

Gastrointestinal 

Clostridium Difficile (C. diff)
Constipation
Gas, Belching and Bloating
Ulcerative Colitis

Medications

Probiotics
Warfarin Therapy

Men's Health

Erectile Dysfunction
Circumcision

Miscellaneous

Borderline Personality Disorder
Gout
Concussion
Chronic Abdominal Pain
Food Allergy
Hepatitis C
Lupus
Movement Disorders
Obesity
Oral Hygiene
Pain Management: Ways to Manage Pain Without Opioids
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyarthritis
Risks of Obesity
Sexual Health Handouts (for Patients and Physicians)
Spider Bites: Symptoms & Treatment Options
Sports Related Eye Injury

Nervous System

Insomnia: Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

OMT

Back Pain: How OMT Can Help
Middle Ear Infection: How OMT Can Help
Plantar Fasciitis: How OMT Can Help


Practice Management

Patient Centered Medical Home

Respiratory

Environmental Asthma Triggers
Respiratory Tract Infections
E-Cigarettes

Skin & Nail

Eczema
Erythema Nodosum
MRSA Infection
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Paronychia (Nail Infection)
Skin Cancer
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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.