Cover_1503.jpgMarch 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 3

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

When the patient is famous
What it’s like for physicians who treat celebrities
BY KATE LEDGER


FEATURE

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


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: Understanding the Patient and Physician Perspective 
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


EDITOR'S NOTE

Not-so-private practice 
Celebrity can snatch medical issues from the privacy of doctor talking to patient and publicize them.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


LETTERS

From the inbox


SHORT TAKES


The Physician Advocate
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


BOOK REVIEW

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


MEDLAW

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


END NOTE

Differential diagnosis
A POEM BY E. KENNETH WEIR, MD