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Passion: The Power of Family Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p13.html

The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice -- Family Practice Management

...in Durham, N.C., which specializes in physician stress management. He is also a clinical associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Conflicts of interest: none reported. In my job as a consultant for stressed-out physicians, I hear all kinds of stories...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p40.pdf

Solo FP Finds Fulfillment Serving Rural Patients, Community

Oct 3, 2018 - Solo family physician Scott Anzalone, M.D., knows the joys and frustrations of practicing in a rural community where it's not unheard of for a patient to stop by his house to have a laceration sewn up.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20181003ruralanzalone.html

Letters - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...trigger an assessment of risk in order to determine how urgently a diagnosis must be pursued. I have recently been consulted about two malpractice cases in which immediate consultation would likely have avoided horrendous outcomes. Peter Goodwin, MD Portland, Ore. Author’s response:...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p14d.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

The FPM Authors Guide -- FPM

Jun 1, 1999 - We try to make writing for FPM as easy and as rewarding as possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0600/p33.html

Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - If there’s a bright spot in the medical liability system, it’s in the laws protecting physicians who volunteer to care for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p52.html

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Some family physicians are charging for refills, forms - and even phone calls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p43.html

Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Just when you thought declining reimbursement and rising expenses had squeezed your practice dry, liability insurance premiums began to climb dramatically. Here’s what’s behind the increases.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p47.html

Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Risk Management and ...

Risk Management and Medical Liability

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/program_directors/Reprint281_Risk.pdf

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - More and more family physicians are adding new services and getting rave reviews. Here’s how to find the niche that’s right for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p49.html

Letters - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...A malpractice suit winner Fam Pract Manag. 2001 Sep;8(8):13. To the Editor: I found Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [May 2001, page 41] very interesting. I was recently tried for malpractice and was one of the lucky 80 percent of physicians who win. Of course, there is...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p13a.html

Letters - Mar 2005 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - ...and fourboard exams, I feel despair about the new maintenance of certification process. Why do we want to further complicate our already stressed lives? Is it not enough to comply with the old recertification requirements, in addition to completing 150 hours of CME every three...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p14d.html

Depositions: Defending Your Care

...Professional competency, clear com-munication and complete docu-mentation build a bulwark againstclaims of malpractice. Despite these fortifications, a window of vulnerability remains open to accusations of inferior or improper care. Closing this window proves difficult, especially...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p34.pdf

p21.pdf

...HOW TO REDUCE YOUR Malpractice Risk Suraj Achar, MD, and Wiggin Wu Approximately 5 percent of family physicians and 7 percent of all physicians are sued for malpractice in the United States each year, according to a recent study.1 The incidence of lawsuits is much greater in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.pdf

Results From the FPM Practice Self-Test -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - The article shares data from the Family Practice Management Practice Self-Test, in which roughly 1000 family physicians ranked the value of interventions such as e-mail communication and chronic disease registries in improving patient care and service.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p46.html

Letters - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - ...Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability [October 2000, page 33] discussed the diseases commonly associated with malpractice litigation and highlighted five clinical situations where the risk associated with misdiagnosis is high. It was predictable that myocardial...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p12b.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...perplexed. She had heard that lawyers sometimes sue every doctor who saw a patient, even if he or she had nothing to do with the actual malpractice event. But, she assumed that the doctors were in some way connected to the case. She had never even seen this patient, and she was...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2375.html

Seven Reasons Family Doctors Get Sued and How to Reduce Your Risk -- Family Practice ...

...W ith medical malpractice insurance premiums rising sharply across the nation and at least a dozen states facing an insurance crisis, physiciansand policymakers are debating vigorously how best to respond. Tort reforms that would cap awards are among the proposals and have proven...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p29.pdf

Monitor - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...group considered medical errors to be one of the most serious problems affecting health care today. Physicians ranked the high cost of malpractice insurance, frivolous lawsuits, rising health care costs, and problems with insurance companies and health plans as bigger problems,...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p20.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other clinicians cause unwanted harm. Medical malpractice cases can be detrimental to physicians but also to patients because of increased system and health insurance costs. To appropriately address...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

Congress of Delegates 2001 Transactions

...provide the support necessary for workers to return to full productivity. We must help families cope with the increased stresses caused by the events of September 11, 2001. (35) We must also look out for each other. Be observant of our Family physician colleagues and be...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2001/2001transactions.pdf

Congress of Delegates 2001 Transactions

...provide the support necessary for workers to return to full productivity. We must help families cope with the increased stresses caused by the events of September 11, 2001. (35) We must also look out for each other. Be observant of our Family physician colleagues and be...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2001/2001transactions.pdf

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p27.html

Defining "Confined to the Home" -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The author explains recent guidance from Medicare regarding how to determine whether a patient meets Medicare's definition of confined to the home (i.e., homebound).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p20.html

2004 Transactions -- Congress of Delegates

...• 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 7, Public Health Outcomes from Malpractice Liability Crisis • 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 11, Patient Visit Limitations • 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 25, Flexibility in the Workplace 2004 Transactions 123 • 2004...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2004/2004transactions.pdf

2004 Transactions -- Congress of Delegates

...• 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 7, Public Health Outcomes from Malpractice Liability Crisis • 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 11, Patient Visit Limitations • 2004 NCSC Substitute Resolution No. 25, Flexibility in the Workplace 2004 Transactions 123 • 2004...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2004/2004transactions.pdf

COD Transactions 2014

...requirements decreases overall access to abortions, cutting the number of providers and clinics, increasing travel time, costs, and stress for the patient, and 2014 Transactions, continued Page 53 WHEREAS, decreasing the number of abortion providers and clinics, in...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2014/CODTransactions2014.pdf

COD Transactions 2014

...requirements decreases overall access to abortions, cutting the number of providers and clinics, increasing travel time, costs, and stress for the patient, and 2014 Transactions, continued Page 53 WHEREAS, decreasing the number of abortion providers and clinics, in...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2014/CODTransactions2014.pdf

CHFMCatalog10thEd

...- Malpractice (1996-2004) (1 issue) - Improving Patient Relations (1993-1999) (1 issue) - Practice Efficiencies (1997-2005) (1 issue) - Practice Improvement (2004-2006) (1 issue) - Time Management and Life Balance (1994-2000) (1 issue) - Family Practice Management Files (A-End)...

https://www.aafp.org/dam/foundation/documents/who-we-are/cfhm/CHFMCatalog.pdf

Practice Management and Leadership handouts

...and Schuster Ltd, 1990.  Drummond, D. Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner. Fam Pract Manag 2015; 22(6):13-18.  Drummond, D. Physician Burnout: Its Origins, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes. Fam Pract Manag 2015; 22(5):42-47.  Gordon CE, Borkan SC....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-practice-management-leadership-handout.pdf

First Session -- 2001 Congress of Delegates

...provide the support necessary for workers to return to full productivity. We must help families cope with the increased stresses caused by the events of September 11, 2001. (35) We must also look out for each other. Be observant of our Family physician colleagues and be...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2001/firstsession.pdf

First Session -- 2001 Congress of Delegates

...provide the support necessary for workers to return to full productivity. We must help families cope with the increased stresses caused by the events of September 11, 2001. (35) We must also look out for each other. Be observant of our Family physician colleagues and be...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2001/firstsession.pdf

Procedures in FM

...• Obstetrical Care - 17.5% (19.2% in 2011 and 25% in 1995) • C-Sections - 9.3% (1.4% denied) • Full Hospital Privileges - 47% • Cardiac Stress Testing - 7.6% (was 20.3% in 2011) • Ultrasound Imaging - 7.4% (OB) and 5.6% (non-OB) • Cosmetic procedures - 8.9% • Provision of ER...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/handouts/nc17-procedures.pdf

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

...An Overview (05/01/2009) Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (07/01/2005) Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging (04/15/2007) Update on Exercise Stress Testing (11/15/2006) Radiologic Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain-Suspected Myocardial Ischemia (08/15/2007) Contemporary Management of Angina:...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

COD Transactions 2016

...WHEREAS, Transgender people experience worse health compared with cisgender people due to avoidance of care, stress from discrimination and alienation, and higher rates of sexual and physical violence, and WHEREAS, gender dysphoria intensifies over time and, when inadequately...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2016/CODTransactions2016.pdf

COD Transactions 2016

...WHEREAS, Transgender people experience worse health compared with cisgender people due to avoidance of care, stress from discrimination and alienation, and higher rates of sexual and physical violence, and WHEREAS, gender dysphoria intensifies over time and, when inadequately...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2016/CODTransactions2016.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient

...in patients with a prior attempt. This includes patients with substance abuse disorders, depression, psychotic disease, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Although persons with depressive disorders have the highest risk, substance abuse is also a significant risk factor because it...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.pdf

2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Letter to CMS on the Proposed 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-FeeSchedule-082212.pdf

Family Practice Management

...him yelling at a member of the nursing staff over a minor issue. When you approach Dr. D, he is dismissive and states that he is just stressed out. Health care providers and behavioral health profes- sionals have made great effort to characterize psychiatric illnesses such as...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p27.pdf

Should You Charge Your Patients for "Free" Services? -- Family Practice Management

...Stung by rising medical malpractice insurance rates and declining reim-bursements that have them working more and earning less, family physi- cians are looking for new sources of revenue. Some have responded by finding niche ser- vices to offer their patients. Others are simply finding...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p43.pdf

Towards the Optimal Use of Health Information Technology

...- Clear correlations between workforce satisfaction and patient outcomes (and decreased malpractice liability) • Decrease in job satisfaction relates to EHR use, especially if physicians see EHR as interfering with the quality and efficiency of care • Increased workload and...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/fmx/handouts/fmx18-261-262.pdf

Resident 3 Agenda and Resolutions

...climate 15 change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from 16 malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress, and 17 18 WHEREAS, direct damage costs to health is estimated to be between U.S. $2-4 billion/year by 19 2030, and 20 21 WHEREAS, the...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc16-res3-resolutions.pdf

Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ...

...trust and adherence to treatment.3,6,7,11,14,21,27 This approach may decrease unnecessary diagnostic testing and reduce the risk of malpractice accusations.36 A patient-centered approach to interview- ing is important for the physician to appreci- ate the patient’s perspective.28...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p419.pdf

A Productivity Primer -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p72.html

2007 First Session

...who have lost limbs, those who have suffered traumatic brain injury from concussive explosions and those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. (9) I want to thank the members of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians for the sacrifices they make when you are...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2007/COD1stSession.pdf

2007 First Session

...who have lost limbs, those who have suffered traumatic brain injury from concussive explosions and those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. (9) I want to thank the members of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians for the sacrifices they make when you are...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/content/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/congress/restricted/2007/COD1stSession.pdf

2018 National Congress of Student Members Recommendations and Actions

...86 Longitudinal Primary Care Exposure for Medical Students ....................................................... 86 Malpractice ............................................................................................................................... 86 Mark A. Connelly, M.D....

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/nc/congress/nc19-ncsm-res-actions-book.pdf

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...maternal- infant separation; infant feeding difficulties at the breast; the possibility of prolonged pumping; and the emotional and physical stress of juggling personal care with other commitments to her family, job, and newborn. When family physicians work as part of a medical team...

About AAFP

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/AAFP_AllPoliciesApril2019.pdf

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