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Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p16.html

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.html

The Case for Medical Chaperones -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p6.html

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.html

12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

Nov 29, 2018 - A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/working_smarter.html

Five steps for standing orders -- FPM

Jun 21, 2018 - Whether you are writing a standing order from scratch or evaluating an existing one for use in your practice, be sure to address these issues.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/standing_orders.html

Managing Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care: Six Five-Minute Tools -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - These practical strategies can help family physicians support patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p30.html

Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p10.html

The Recertification Exam: Then and Now -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Since 1970, when the author sat for the first family medicine certification exam, a lot has changed - but not everything.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0700/p44.html

Your Solution for Primary Care Engagement -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Get information about print and online advertising rates and policies for FPM journal.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/advertisers/rates-policies.html

Letters - Mar-Apr 2012 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - ...also ask good questions, so preceptors often find themselves updating their own knowledge about trends in medicine and clinical practice guidelines. Precepting gives everyone on a practice’s team an opportunity to teach. Residents and students need practice management experience as...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0300/p8a.html

Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p14.html

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.html

Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p25.html

Letters - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...provide preventive care with a team approach, telephone and e-mail care, and disease management, all with careful attention to practice guidelines, cost and value. So what happened? It is certainly convenient to blame the payer industry for all of the woes of medical practice;...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p13.html

The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p38.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

TransforMed Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - The national demonstration project nears the halfway mark with many hard lessons already learned.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p21.html

Letters - Feb 2007 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - ...answer to the ultimate question. They seem to think that the best way to gain control over their flock is to force us to follow best practice guidelines and adopt EHRs, which can be easily data-mined. The trial lawyers will try this route to shut down the practice of real medicine....

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p16.html

Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p47.html

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p37.html

Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p37.html

News & Trends - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Clinical practice guideline software 12.3% Outcomes analysis 10.9% E-prescribing 9.7% Web-based consults or e-visits 5.8% Online appointment scheduling 5.7% Group visits Source: AAFP. Practice Profile I. 2005. Percentage of family physicians who use...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0300/p29.html

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.html

Monitor - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...Many patients fail to receive the recommended chronic disease care as outlined in national practice guidelines. But according to a new study in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, physicians aren't to blame. Instead, there simply isn't enough time to do what the...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p25.html

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - With a clear aim, some basic innovation tools and a willingness to experiment, your team can produce some remarkable ideas.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.html

Is the New Model of Family Medicine Financially Viable? -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Findings from the Future of Family Medicine project suggest the New Model could boost your income or enable you to work fewer hours.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p68.html

Monitor - May 2005 -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - ...liability are unfounded. Instead, care coordination may actually lower liability risks if it is done well, with the assistance of best practice guidelines, integrated electronic medical records and computerized reminders. Health care courts Legislation that would authorize funding...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p32.html

Letters - Oct 2004 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - ...Doable in Everyday Practice [February 2004, page 51] should warn readers to beware of poor or dated systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines that could provide misleading, and possibly harmful, information. Unless you use trusted sources, such as Clinical Evidence...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p14a.html

Acute Otitis Media in Children -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - The article presents an evidence-based approach to diagnosing and treating otitis media and provides an encounter form.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p52.html

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.html

Creating an Electronic Filing Cabinet -- FPM

Jan 1, 2004 - This article describes how physicians can create an electronic filing cabinet that allows them to access select journal articles and other medical references easily, quickly and from any computer.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0100/p65.html

Letters - Nov 2003 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2003 - ...not true; much of the information in the POEMs, diagnostic test database, Cochrane Database, Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult and practice guideline summaries (all part of InfoRetriever) fits this description. We agree that evidence-based medicine means basing decisions on the...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/1100/p10.html

Evidence-Based-Medicine Tools for Your Palm-Top Computer -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p73.html

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue -- FPM

Apr 1, 2000 - When practicing medicine feels more like labor than a labor of love, take steps to heal the healer.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0400/p39.html

Improving Anticoagulation Management at the Point of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2002 - Stop treating lab results. These easy-to-use devices return the focus of warfarin therapy to treating the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0200/p35.html

p32.pdf

...ACC/AHA task force on practice guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(25 Pt B):2889-2934. 2. Goff DC Jr, Lloyd-Jones DM, Bennett G, et al. 2013 ACC/AHA guide- line on the assessment of cardiovascular risk: a report of the ACC/ AHA task force on practice guidelines. J Am Coll...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p32.pdf

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- Family Practice ...

...2. Mandell LA, Bartlett JG, Dowell SF, File TM Jr, Musher DM, Whitney C. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Update of practice guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;37:1405-1433. 3. Fine MJ, Auble TE,...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p41.pdf

Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

...cine included in a standing order, the exact dosage, and the route of administration. Follow the Institute for Safe Medication Practices guidelines to avoid error-prone abbreviations, symbols, and dose designations (http:// www.ismp.org/Tools/errorproneabbreviations.pdf). 5....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p13.pdf

Tools for Better Dementia Care

...• Practice Guidelines for Assessing Pain in Older Persons With Dementia Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities: https:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2871017/ • Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD): https://consultgeri.org/try-this/dementia/issue-d2.pdf...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p11.pdf

Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice -- Family Practice Management

...A search engine with access to evidence-based sources such as POEMs, Cochrane, clinical rules, a diagnostic test database, practice guideline summaries and Griffi th’s Five-Minute Clinical Consult; subscribers also receive Daily POEMs via e-mail. $249/year for online, CD or...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p51.pdf

p25.pdf

...• Selecting clinical practice guidelines; • Development of standing order sets; • Choosing and implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system; • Any of the activities associated with a hospi- tal’s participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 5 Million...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p25.pdf

COPD and Asthma: Differential Diagnosis

...practice guidelines for asthma contribute to the ongoing problem of asthma-related health disparities among at-risk groups. These disparities in asthma care and burden suggest that culturally competent clinical and educational approaches are needed. The Guidelines for...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/COPD-Asthma.pdf

SORT.pdf

...practice guideline In general, you should choose approximately three to seven key recommendations for your article. Do not choose statements that merely summarize research findings or represent statements of fact; choose important clinical recommendations that reflect the...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/SORT.pdf

FPM Cover

...American Family Physician - Practice Guidelines. Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates from ACIP | www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p541.html FPM - Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates | www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/fpm20190500.pdf

2020_AFP_FPM_AFM_FPE_Journal_Policies_Rates.pdf

...253 Putting Prevention into Practice 256 Point-of-Care Guides 258 Practice Guidelines 203 CME Quiz is worth 7 credits. www.aafp.org/fpm Coding Tips for 99213 vs. 99214 5 How to Create a Practice Culture of Well-Being 11 Patient Inducements: Dos and Don’ts 16...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/offer/2020_AFP_FPM_AFM_FPE_Journal_Policies_Rates.pdf

Helping Your Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Get the Preventive Care and Services ...

...American Family Physician Practice Guidelines - ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations www.aafp.org/childhood-immunization FamilyDoctor.org - Immunization Schedules https://familydoctor.org/immunization-schedules/ AAFP Clinical Preventive Service...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p17-rt1.pdf

Improving Vaccination Rates for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season

...American Family Physician - Practice Guidelines. Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates from ACIP | www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1015/p541.html FPM - Back to Basics: Five Steps to Better Influenza Vaccination Rates | www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p30.html AAFP...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p17.pdf

Innovation in Practice: Six Ways to Harness the Power of Your Ideas -- Family Practice ...

...visits, • Advanced access scheduling, • Online appointment scheduling, • Planned care for patients with chronic diseases, • Clinical practice guidelines software, • Standardized order sets, • E-mail communication with patients, • Practice-based measurement systems. These ideas aim...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p37.pdf

Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician’s Role -- Family Practice ...

...last year’s joint release of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on the treatment of acute otitis media.5 This raises the pro- file of family physicians and helps people to better understand that family physicians take care of kids and do it well, he says. Relations...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p45.pdf

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