November 2007

Welcome to Primary Care Connections

Dear Colleagues,

Primary Care Connections was developed by UCSF Medical Center to bring you current clinical updates on important topics and recent developments that impact primary care. We hope you can use this information in your daily practice and that it ultimately helps you to improve patient outcomes.

Primary care and family medicine are the backbone of the health care system. With today's growing practice demands, it is a challenge to keep up with the latest clinical and scientific advances emerging every day. With that in mind, we hope the brief updates in Primary Care Connections will provide easy-to-read, practical information in a wide range of clinical areas.

Please enjoy our first issue. We hope that you sign up for more. Another way of staying informed is by attending one of our upcoming continuing medical education (CME) courses that provide the latest research and clinical practice approaches, presented by nationally recognized experts.

Thank you for your interest.

Best regards,

Ronald H Goldschmidt, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
Vice-Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine