Family Medicine

“Choosing Wisely” in the Daily Practice of Family Medicine

Commonly used tests and procedures are often the ones that physicians and patients don’t question. But some of these tests aren’t necessary, and others even cause harm. In delivering health care today, physicians and patients alike must think about the relative risks and benefits of each test...
| May 7th, 2015| Family Medicine| 2 Comments|

Family Practice Guidelines You Should Know

A 55-year-old woman with stage 3 chronic kidney disease secondary to polycystic kidney disease has a blood pressure of 118/62 mm Hg. Apart from enlarged kidneys to palpation, her physical examination is unremarkable, and she has no symptoms. Her only medication is amlodipine 10 mg once daily....
| April 30th, 2015| Family Medicine| 1 Comment|

ABFM Exam Prep: Make Time and Make a Plan

Preparation leads to confidence, and confidence leads to success. That is what Dr. Mark Nadeau has learned from his experience preparing residents to take the ABFM certification exam and from preparing for and passing the exam five times during his career. “I think the best thing to enhance...
| April 2nd, 2015| Family Medicine| 2 Comments|

Simplifying MOC for Family Physicians: The TRADEMaRQ Study

Physicians understand the intrinsic value of lifelong learning as they seek to deliver high-quality care in daily practice. Maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements are intended to help in that regard. Indeed, the hours spent on substantive learning are well worth it, assuming that the learning is relevant...
| March 26th, 2015| Family Medicine| 3 Comments|

Exploring Exam Blueprints – Family Medicine

Once you have met the application requirements, you must take the ABFM exam to become certified or recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine. The ABFM exam is designed to test your medical knowledge and problem-solving ability in the field of family medicine. As you prepare...
| February 26th, 2015| Family Medicine| Comments Off on Exploring Exam Blueprints – Family Medicine|