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Patient Advocacy Is the Focus of December's Current Clinical Practice
Date:1/7/2009

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Family Practice Special Edition: Current Clinical Practice and its companion issue, Current Clinical Practice for internists, want to provide you with the most up-to-date information on quality improvement in medicine.

Peter V. Lee, MD, speaks about the importance of objective performance evaluations. Howard O. Kerpen, MD discusses his concerns about the "hospitalist" model of medicine. Susan Nedza, MD, MBA talks about the Physician Quality Reports Initiative and doctor involvement. Christine Poncha, MD, PhD notes the importance of patient education.

Do you know how to treat a patient presenting with anxiety, mood swings, and confusion? Earn an additional 2.5 CME credits by reading the supplement, "Recognizing and managing mood disorders in primary care". In this roundtable discussion, top psychiatrists -- Henry A. Nasrallah, MD; Donald W. Black, MD; Joseph F. Goldberg, MD; David J. Muzina, MD; and Stephen F. Pariser, MD -- examine how you can help your patients by identifying and treating psychotic and mood disorders.

The Journal of Family Practice Special Edition: Current Clinical Practice, an indexed and peer-reviewed journal for family physicians, can be found online at: www.jfponline.com. Current Clinical Practice can be found at www.currentclinicalpractice.com.

Both journals are published by Dowden Health Media, a Division of Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. Dowden Health Media is a full-service healthcare communications company that specializes in high-quality communication with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and consumers. Its highly respected, peer-reviewed journals reach more than 300,000 physicians and clinicians in surgery, psychiatry, family practice, internal medicine, and obstetri
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