May 2020

Physicians can help patients with dementia and their caregivers explore issues in a neutral nonjudgmental way such as asking how they keep track of pills Image by fzant

Dementia care not just a prescription

A diagnosis of dementia brings up potential concerns that physicians can help patients and their caregivers explore in a neutral, nonjudgmental way.

New guidance urges caution on testosterone

Internists considering testosterone therapy are ideally positioned to consider a broader differential diagnosis that will actually help the patient.

Shaken, but not deterred

Especially during a pandemic, internists are front-line health care physicians.

We must rise with the occasion and save our country

The current COVID-19 pandemic requires that ACP carefully craft public policies not only for how care is organized and delivered on the front lines but also for helping physicians save patients while keeping themselves safe as well.

Palliative care for a pandemic

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, discusses how palliative care can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telemedicine tips for internists in the era of COVID-19

Optimizing your telemedicine practice, or even starting it as part of your response to the COVID-19 pandemic, doesn't have to be a frantic process.

Why internists should care about lipoprotein(a)

Lipoprotein(a) can be a significant risk factor for heart disease and requires consideration when developing a plan of care, especially in the highest risk patients.

Resources for palliative care in a pandemic

Resources are available to help internists manage palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dementia care poses ethical quagmires

Dementia presents unique ethical challenges for physicians because it is a “disease of autonomy.”

Making space for preconception counseling in primary care

Internists have an obligation to provide care that aligns with patients' reproductive goals.

Stronger warning for montelukast; COVID-19 actions

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.

MKSAP Quiz: Fatigue, anorexia, and myalgia

A 68-year-old woman is hospitalized with fatigue, anorexia, and myalgia worsening over the last week. She underwent laparotomy 4 weeks ago for trauma sustained in a motor vehicle accident, which necessitated a splenectomy. She received 3 units of blood. Which of the following transfusion-transmitted diseases is the most likely diagnosis?

Dealing with dementia, Q&As on COVID-19

This issue also covers testosterone and men's health, as well as preconception care.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.


Three ACP leaders recently passed away: Norton “Nortie” Greenberger, MD, MACP, former ACP President; Ben D. Hall, MD, MACP, former ASIM President and ACP President Emeritus; and J. Frederick Ralston Jr., MD, MACP, former ACP President.