New CDC Guide on Opioids for Chronic Pain
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has developed and released the Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

The quality improvement (QI) measures provided in the resource are meant to be flexible so that healthcare systems and practice leaders can pick interventions that will work best for their practice and patient population. They are offered as voluntary measures that could help incorporate the evidence contained in clinical workflow. 

FMCSA Streamlines CMV Process
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule revising federal regulations permitting individuals with a stable insulin regimen and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

DPC: The New Frontier of Health Care
Cindy Carra of Total Integrative Wellness interviewed ACOFP Member Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba, who has practiced medicine in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley for 15 years and had transitioned into her DPC practice, Green Hills Direct Family Care, in 2016. Dr. Corba is a local and national trailblazer who travels nationally to speak and lobby for legislative action to promote patient choice and curtail health insurance interference in the doctor-patient relationship.

Read the full article Dr. Corba’s experience in Direct Primary Care.

Office-Based Treatment of the Concussed Athlete
In the September/October issue of OFP, the authors of Current Concepts in the Office-Based Treatment of the Concussed Athlete review current and progressive approach to the diagnosis, evaluation, work-up, and treatment of the concussed athlete.  

Concussion has emerged as one of the most challenging conditions in medicine. With the currently changing and evolving diagnosis and treatment paradigms in concussion management, a comprehensive review of the current literature was necessary. This article focuses on the in-office evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the concussed athlete as opposed to on-field assessment. This article will guide the primary care physician through a logical evaluation and treatment process for this challenging injury.

DPC: The New Frontier of Health Care

This Clinical Images section of the OFP Journal showcases clinical images from the wards that cover essential concepts or subject matter to the primary care physician. Each installment of Clinical Images comprises 1 or 2 medical images along with a brief synopsis of how the case presented along with 1-4 questions and approximately 1 page of education with reference to the image and questions. Submissions should be submitted online at via our Scholar One publication process


Meralgia Paresthetica: A 5 Model Osteopathic Approach

Zika Virus - A Review for Family Physicians

Approach to Polyarthritis for the Primary Care Physician

Current Concepts in the Office-Based Treatment of the Concussed Athlete