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Understanding and managing long COVID

Although 90% of non-hospitalized patents with acute COVID-1 9 have complete manifestation resolution by 21 periods, the residue suffer from a wide range of nonspecific manifestations for weeks to months, collectively known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2( PASC) or long COVID. An American Family Physician editorial on long COVID published last-place December advised that family […]

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Handoffs

I have started asking every patient I realize, for whatever reason, if they have received or intend to receive one of the three accessible U.S. vaccines against COVID-1 9. In less than 2 weeks, every adult in every commonwealth will be eligible to get the shots, and in the next few months the Pfizer vaccine […]

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Maryland’s Primary Care Program: incremental progress or breakthrough?

Much has changed in the past six years since our last-place Health Policy Journal Club at Georgetown. Our residency, formerly a collaboration with Providence Hospital, is now known as the Medstar Health/ Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program. I stepped down as conductor of the Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship 3 years […]

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Cancer survivorship: what is the family physician’s role?

Family physicians’ expertise in cancer mostly involves screening and diagnosis, while management administered by medical and/ or surgical oncologists. Nonetheless, as the long-term survival of patients with cancer improves, the important care role of primary health care clinicians in survivors of childhood and adult cancers has will become more and more recognized. The National Cancer […]

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How do primary care physicians prioritize preventive services?

Although many clinical preventive assistances, including childhood immunizations, have regrettably been shelved during the COVID-1 9 pandemic, it was difficult to address the lengthy list of screening tests, counseling, and preventive rehabilitations with an “A” or “B” letter grade from the U.S. Preventive Business Task Force( USPSTF) even when most primary health care inspects were […]