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FPM at 25: Our favorite articles and covers from the last 25 years -- FPM

Oct 29, 2018 - For the last 25 years, FPM has published practical, authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to better practice, healthier patients, and a rewarding career. To mark this milestone, we’ve picked 25 of our favorite articles from the archives.

Family Practice Management : In Practice Blog : FPM Home

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

Sharing Visit Notes: Getting Patients and Physicians on the Same Page -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - Inviting patients to review your visit notes is a promising change in practice. Here’s how to get started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p10.html

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

2003 FPM Issues -- FPM

Jun 13, 2013 - Access the 2003 issues of FPM.

Family Practice Management : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/explore/past/2003.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Before you can help a difficult patient, you may need to change how you view that person.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p17.html

Malpractice -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from defending your care in a deposition to ensuring you have the right malpractice insurance policy. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=41

Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Effectively addressing a colleague's impairment requires care, planning and courage.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Finding time for more patient visits may be easier and more lucrative than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p18.html

Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p40.html

Patient History and Malpractice Defense -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p11.html

Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Developing a leave plan can help your partners and your patients feel more comfortable with your time away.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p31.html

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p44.html

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

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p14.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

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p54.html

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

The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - Toxic offices take a toll on everyone, including your patients. Here's how to improve your practice's health.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p64.html

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

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

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

How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p8.html

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

Mar 1, 2003 - By adopting a risk-management mind-set, physicians can avert not only malpractice claims but also patient injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

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

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

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

Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Small changes can make a big difference in how you deal with the pressures of practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p35.html

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 - 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

Depositions: Defending Your Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - If you’re sued for malpractice, follow these safe deposition tips and you may not have to go to court.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.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

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

Monitor - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...Managing your stress Whether at work or home, keep your stress level in check by trying these tips: Say no sometimes. Get rid of the clutter around you. Discuss your worries with someone. Don’t let others determine your mood. Take 30 minutes of quiet time every day. Don’t worry...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p25.html

How to Find the Job That's Right for You -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Before you enter the job market, ask yourself, What do I really want?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p30.html

Ask FPM - May 2000 -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - ...value scale (RBRVS). Under RBRVS, total RVUs for each CPT code are the sum of three components: work RVUs, practice-expense RVUs and malpractice RVUs. You may want to clarify with these insurers whether they're using total RVUs or work RVUs to estimate your work. Payment is usually...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p67.html

Readers Speak Out on Family Physicians' Scope of Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - Is the scope of family practice narrowing? See how your colleagues answer this question.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p43.html

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Protect yourself and your practice by creating an effective sexual harassment policy and by investigating incidents promptly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p32.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

Tools for Today's Family Physician: The FPM Curriculum -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - Dr. Rivo's introduction of the FPM curriculum as evidence of FPM's relevance to all FPs.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p10.html

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