Summer 2003 - Volume 7 Number 3
Clinical Overview: How Do I Treat the Adults I've Been Seeing with New Type 2 Diabetes?
Using a case example, this article explores the options for the treatment and prevention of complications for this disease that is approaching epidemic levels in the Western world.
A Diabetic Patient with Renal Disease and Heart Failure
This vignette uses a hypothetical patient with multiple comorbid conditions as the basis for four physicians to outline an evidence-based treatment plan.
Use of Acoustic Reflectometry for Home Monitoring of Otitis Media in a High-Risk Pediatric Population
A randomized trial and the results of an at-home screening device for otitis media are described.
A Focus on Obesity: A Pound of Prevention ... Is Worth a Ton of Cure
The Letter of Condolence
Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks for a physician is writing a condolence letter. The difficulties and rewards are explored and some guidelines are shared in this helpful article.
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Closing the Recruitment Loop
Using tried and true sales techniques can help in the interview process. This article offers techniques and tips used in successful recruitment.
KP's New Man at the Helm: George Halvorson
Succeeding David Lawrence and bringing with him his years of experience with HealthPartners, George Halvorson became the Director of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in May 2002. He shares his vision with our editors.
Weight Watchers® Comes to TSPMG -- A Permanente Physician's Personal Testimony
The TSPMG partnership with Weight Watchers® created the opportunity for this physician to share the insights she gained through her experience with Weight Watchers® and through this momentous occasion.
HIPAA: What's True, What Isn't
The implementation of HIPAA has created many misconceptions within the medical community. This article clarifies and dispels many of these misconceptions.
In 2000, TPMG Board of Directors introduced a way to recognize facility-based physicians whose contributions have had regionwide impact. The 2003 honorees are noted in this article.
Abstracts of articles authored or coauthored by Permanente clinicians
Letters to the Editor
Letters from our readers
The Winter of Visions and Forgetting: A Novel of the Near Future
Soul of the Healer
To Alex at 3 a.m.