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Clinical guidelines

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Disease-specific clinical guidelines have been added to the website for the following diagnoses: hypertension (HTN), cholesterol, COPD, heart failure and diabetes. 

We recommend using these best practice guidelines to assist in the management of your patients. These guidelines are nationally approved for the management of patients. Please use the following links for easy access.

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HTN: Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

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COPD: Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
(Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)

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Diabetes: Clínical Practice Recommendations (American Diabetes Association)
(Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)

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Cholesterol:  Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults
(National Institutes of Health)  

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Heart Failure: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults
(Journal of the American College of Cardiology)  

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The U.S. Preventative Task Force is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine composed of primary care doctors, such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, OBGYN physicians, nurses and health behavior specialists. 

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