National Osteopathic Medicine Week
National Osteopathic Medicine Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal - #DoctorsThatDO. Get involved and help spread the word to increase awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country.
Are Doctors Disappearing?
Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers are Changing the Business of Medical Care proposes that big corporations are teaming up to replace you as your patient’s doctor. Let us know your thoughts about whether mega-mergers are causing doctors to disappear - tweet @acofp or join the conversation on Facebook.
An Atypical Fracture
Addressing Refusal to Vaccinate
The immunization schedule shows it’s time to vaccinate, but the parents say “no” – what’s next? Learn how to code and document discussions and reduce liability through the Immunization & Vaccination Resources provided through ACOFP’s participation in the Osteopathic Primary Care Immunization Roundtable.
Still Ischemic Heart Disease - Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
According to findings recently published by the U.S. Burden of Disease collaborators, ischemic heart disease was still the leading cause of death in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016. Specific diseases and risk factors, such as drug use disorders, high BMI, poor diet, high fasting plasma glucose level, and alcohol use disorders are increasing and warrant increased attention. These data can be used to inform national health priorities for research, clinical care, and policy.
In the March/April issue of OFP, the clinical image article, An Atypical Fracture, looks at a patient who presents to her family practice office for a hospital follow-up of a right leg injury sustained six weeks prior. See if you can determine what is the mechanism of action of the medication that may have contributed to the patient’s injury and what is not a common site for fragility fractures based on the case synopsis.