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Lauren Penwell-Waines, Christine Runyan, Irina Kolobova, Aaron Grace, Julie Brennan, Katherine Buck, Valerie Ross, Jill Schneiderhan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) Physician Wellness Task Force released a comprehensive Well-Being Action Plan as a guide to help programs create a culture of wellness. The plan, however, does not offer a recommendation as to which elements may be most important, least resource intensive, or most feasible. This study sought to identify the most essential components of the AFMRD's Well-Being Action Plan, as rated by expert panelists using a modified Delphi technique...
July 2, 2019: Family Medicine
Katherine Buck, Meredith Williamson, Stacy Ogbeide, Bethany Norberg
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Current physician burnout levels are at historically high levels, especially in family medicine, with many factors playing a role. The goal of this study was to understand demographic, psychological, environmental, behavioral, and workplace characteristics that impact physician wellness and burnout, focusing on family medicine physicians and residents. METHODS: Survey respondents were 295 family medicine residents and faculty members across 11 residency programs within the Residency Research Network of Texas (RRNeT)...
July 2, 2019: Family Medicine
Eric A Poulin, Andrew W Swartz, Jason S O'Grady, Mclean Phillip M Kersten, Kurt B Angstman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Demographic trends show an increasing older adult population. Therefore, family medicine training programs may need to reevaluate how well their residents perform clinic procedures essential to older adults. Our objective was to compare the rates of the most frequently performed clinic procedures for Medicare patients in a large multiregional health care system (MRHCS) with those in a family medicine residency clinic. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, Current Procedural Terminology coding data were queried from the billing systems of an MRHCS (the control group) and a family medicine residency clinic (the study group) for a 3-year period...
May 21, 2019: Family Medicine
Douglas Fernald, Tristen Hall, Linda Montgomery, Chandra Hartman, Bonnie Jortberg, Emilie Buscaj, Jaclyn King, Miriam Dickinson, W Perry Dickinson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to describe the results of a 6-year patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation program in 11 Colorado primary care residency practices. METHODS: We used a parallel qualitative and quantitative evaluation including cross-sectional surveys of practice staff and clinicians, group and individual interviews, meeting notes, and longitudinal practice facilitator field notes. Survey analyses assessed change over time, adjusting for practice-level random effects...
May 21, 2019: Family Medicine
Jennie B Jarrett, Jumana Antoun, Memoona Hasnain
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) is a novel assessment framework in competency-based medical education. While there are published pilot reports about utilization and validation of EPAs within undergraduate medical education (UME), there is a paucity of research within graduate medical education (GME). This study aimed to explore the landscape of EPAs within family medicine GME, particularly related to the understanding of EPAs, extent of utilization, and benefits and challenges of EPAs implementation as an assessment framework within family medicine residency programs (FMRPs) in the United States...
April 23, 2019: Family Medicine
Richard A Young, Sarah Holder, Neelima Kale, Sandra K Burge, Kaparaboyna A Kumar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to characterize Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding patterns for professional services in family physician (FP) residency clinics. METHODS: Trained assistants directly observed during every other FP-patient encounter in 10 clinics affiliated with eight residencies of the Residency Research Network of Texas. Three investigators later independently coded each visit for the highest code level reasonably allowed...
April 23, 2019: Family Medicine
Frederick M Chen
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July 2019: Family Medicine
Amanda Weidner, Bernard Ewigman, Lars E Peterson, Arch G Mainous
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July 2019: Family Medicine
Jeffrey F Scherrer
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July 2019: Family Medicine
Andrew J McLean
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July 2019: Family Medicine
Donald A Pine
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July 2019: Family Medicine
Vidya S Kollu, Parul Sud, Steven E Roskos
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July 2019: Family Medicine
George W Saba, Teresa Villela, Ronald H Goldschmidt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Training residents in the care of hospitalized patients offers an opportunity to integrate behavioral science education with medical care and to foster professional growth, given the severity of coexisting medical and psychosocial problems and the formation of intense transient relationships. Rarely do residents have the time or guidance to reflect on how these experiences and relationships affect them. Weekly behavioral science rounds (BSR) provide dedicated time to reflect on and discuss challenging clinical and professional developmental issues arising during inpatient training...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Krys Foster, John Stoeckle, Alexis Silverio, Christine Castellan, Angela Hogue, Ayanna Gouch, Lara Weinstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The population surrounding an urban federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Philadelphia has poorer health than Philadelphia overall. Community residents identified aerobics and dance classes as very important services or programs that an FQHC might provide. We sought to measure the impact of participation in a resident physician-led, patient-centered fitness and nutrition class on participants' attitudes, knowledge, and self-efficacy regarding their health...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Alon Y Mazori, Maxim I Maron, Marika L Osterbur, Daniel Santos, Virginia Folgado Marco, Juan Lin, Amarilys Cortijo, Sarah Nosal, Ellie Schoenbaum
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cultural barriers and patient-provider language discordance exert deleterious effects on patient care. One solution has been the integration of medical interpreters into the care of patients with limited English proficiency. While medical schools and residency programs have started developing training programs on how to work with medical interpreters, no similar endeavor has been reported by student-run free clinics. METHODS: Over 1 year, 76 third-year medical students (MS3s) were enrolled in control and intervention groups, and evaluated by in-person interpreters during interpreted real-patient encounters...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Lina Al-Imari, Susan Hum, Paul Krueger, Sheila Dunn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Canadian residents' breastfeeding experiences have only been reported in studies that broadly explored pregnancy and parenthood. We sought to fully explore Canadian family medicine resident mothers' breastfeeding experiences, and identify strategies to support workplace breastfeeding for future trainees. METHODS: Using an online survey, University of Toronto family medicine residents who gave birth from 2010 through 2016 were queried about their exclusive and overall breastfeeding duration, barriers, and facilitators to workplace breastfeeding, and strategies to improve the breastfeeding experience for future resident mothers...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Clare Liddy, Tala Abu-Hijleh, Justin Joschko, Douglas Archibald, Erin Keely
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients in many countries face poor access to specialist care. Electronic consultation (eConsult) improves access by allowing primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists to communicate electronically. As more countries adopt eConsult services, there has been growing interest in leveraging them as educational tools. Our study aimed to assess PCPs' perspectives on eConsult's ability to improve collegiality between providers and serve as an educational tool...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Minji Michelle Kang, Timothy C Guetterman, Julie K Prussack, Allison Ursu, Justine P Wu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Women with medical conditions are at higher risk of pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality than women without medical conditions. Thus, women who do not desire pregnancy should be offered contraceptive counseling and methods. The objective of this qualitative study was to identify potential best practices to guide primary care physicians (PCPs) in providing contraception and contraceptive counseling for women with medical conditions. METHODS: We conducted semistructured qualitative interviews of 10 PCPs who routinely provide contraception including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)...
July 2019: Family Medicine
David Loxterkamp
After 3 decades in private practice, I joined the faculty of a nearby residency program. Like most family medicine residencies, it follows a curriculum that my physician father would have recognized: heavy emphasis on inpatient medicine; short shrift to continuity care. Despite a changing marketplace, there is still a disconnect between how we train graduates (for full spectrum care) and where they end up (in ambulatory practices). Is our identity disappearing? I contend that the primary and indispensable duty of a residency program is to model professional values and prepare residents to live and work in sustainable communities...
July 2019: Family Medicine
Oliver A Varban, Justin B Dimick
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July 2019: Family Medicine
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