Care Guidelines

Together with our providers, we have developed evidence-based care guidelines (clinical practice guidelines). These guidelines are designed to assist clinicians by providing a framework for the evaluation and treatment of patients. The guidelines outline the preferred approach for most patients. They are not intended to replace a clinician’s judgment or to establish a protocol for all patients. It is understood that some patients will not fit the clinical condition contemplated by a guideline and that a guideline will rarely establish the only appropriate approach to a problem.
The following guidelines have been reviewed and adopted by the Physicians Plus Quality Utilization Management Committee (QUM). Guidelines are reviewed at least every two years.

ADHD
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a Primary Care Setting - Adult (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved 11/2014)

Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in a Primary Care Setting - Child & Adolescent (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved 11/2014)

Alcohol Use
Alcohol Use (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved: 9/2014)

Asthma
Asthma (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved: 3/2014)

Cardiovascular Disease
Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease - Adult - Inpatient/Ambulatory (Latest edition March 2015, QUM approved March 2015)

Depression
Diagnosing and Treating Depression - Pediatric/Adult - Ambulatory (Latest edition: 2015, QUM approved 5/2015)

Diabetes
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - Pediatric/Adult - Inpatient/Ambulatory (Latest edition: March 2015, QUM approved March 2015)

Heart Failure
Heart Failure (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved: 3/2014)

Hypertension
Hypertension (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved: 3/2014)

Obesity
Obesity - Adult - Ambulatory (Latest edition: 2015, QUM approved: 5/2015)
Obesity - Pediatric - Ambulatory (Latest edition: 2015, QUM approved: 5/2015)

Preventive Health Care (including immunization schedules)
Preventive Health Care - Pediatric/Adult - Primary Care (Latest edition: March 2015, QUM approved March 2015)

Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Cessation (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved 9/2014)