March 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 3
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Table of Contents
When the patient is famous
ON THE COVER
What it’s like for physicians who treat celebrities
BY KATE LEDGER
The celebrity effect
What happens when famous people reveal their health problems
BY CARMEN PEOTA
Picking the best?
How physicians get named to those top-doctor lists
BY SUZY FRISCH
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Understanding the Patient and Physician Perspective
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY MARY SUE BERAN, MD, MPH, AND CHERYL CRAFT, RN
The Psychiatric Assistance Line: One Solution to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Crisis
BY TODD ARCHBOLD, LSW, MBA
2014 American College of Physicians Minnesota Poster Competition Winners
Celebrity can snatch medical issues from the privacy of doctor talking to patient and publicize them.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
From the inbox
The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Coming to grips with an end
In his new book on his father’s final days, Atul Gawande unravels why our health care system so often misses the mark for patients at the end of their lives.
REVIEW BY CHARLES R. MEYER, MD
Medical licensure and the changing world
An interstate compact could expedite things for physicians who wish to be licensed in other states.
BY TERESA KNOEDLER, JD
Toward safer EHR use and documentation
Tips for reducing malpractice risk
BY TRISH LUGTU, CPHIMS, CHP
A POEM BY E. KENNETH WEIR, MD