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.

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

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

Alcohol Use
Alcohol Use (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved: September 2014)

Asthma (Latest edition: July 2016, QUM approved: July 2016)

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

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

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Latest edition: January 2017, Volume 40, Issue Supplement 1)

Preventive Health Care (including immunization schedules)
Preventive Health Care - Pediatric/Adult - Primary Care (Latest edition: May 2016, QUM approved May 2016)

Tobacco Cessation
Tobacco Cessation (Latest edition: 2014, QUM approved August 2014)