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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...are usually transferred to public hospitals. And vacation and holiday time off is guaranteed. In other words, no one has ever died from the stress of being a prison doctor. If you work at a women’s correctional facility, you will need gynecological skills; obstetrical skills are a...

Family Practice Management

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

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

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

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

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 Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...services for valid and complex reasons, including the need to protect their personal lives. In some cases, the result has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to...

Family Practice Management

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

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- Family Practice Management

...in today’s health care environment as costs escalate, reimbursement declines and the malprac-tice crisis continues. Normal workplace stresses are exacerbated by longer hours, less pay and zero tolerance for error, which can lead to fractured relationships among partners or employed...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here’s how to withstand the pressure. Chances are better than 50/50 thatyou’ll be sued for malpractice atleast once during your career.1So, what’s the good news? Most lawsuits don’t go to trial and those few that do usually...

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

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

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

Demand Management: The Patient Education Connection -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The easy, affordable demand management strategy might also be the most effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p65.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

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

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

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit - Family Practice Management

...Don’t Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit Edward G. Zurad, MD As you know, being a family physician is an extraordinary challenge. Each day, we take care of patients who present to us with multiple complaints affected by an infinite number of unknown variables. In the precious...

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

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

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

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services -- Family Practice Management

...Taking into account monthly costs of $2,000 for the laser loans, $1,000 for extra malpractice insurance (which some insur- ance companies will require) and $250 for marketing, Brideau’s practice nets about $3,125 per month, which translates to almost $100,000 after 2.5 years....

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

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

Family Practice Management

...and injections, trigger point injec- tions, tendon and tendon sheath injections, simple- and moderate-complexity fracture care, treadmill stress tests and an array of hospital procedures. This scope wouldn’t make sense in every practice, but it does work for mine. If you do...

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

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

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

FPM Cover

...Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p13.html Getting Your Notes Done on Time https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p40.html Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR ht...

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

FPM Peer Reviewer Survey

A survey of areas of expertise for FPM peer reviewers

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/fpm/peer-reviewer-survey.docx

From the Editor Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-ICD-10 Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Risk adjustment Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Evaluation and management codes Coding: Procedure coding (CPT,...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=20&page=0

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

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

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

Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- Family Practice Management

...to thrive despite their environment and others become depressed, failing to notice how their responses to their environ- ment add to their stress levels. In this article, I’d like to share some positive strategies to help you deal with the pressures medical practice imposes on you....

Family Practice Management

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

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

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

Opinion Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Modifiers Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Office visit codes Documentation-Documentation, general Documentation-Evaluation and management...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=22&page=0

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

p33.pdf

...with experiencing worry, depression, fear or hopelessness,5 as is having a psychiatric diagnosis such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or drug abuse.6 Health status. Looking at patients with chronic disease has shown some consistent pat- terns. Patients with...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p33.pdf

p41.pdf

...41. I am aware of the stress/anxiety in my life, and I am managing it effectively. A. How well does this statement describe you? Does not Describes Describes describe at all somewhat extremely well 0 1 2 3 4 B. How important is it for family physicians to be able to do...

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p41.pdf

p42.pdf

...• Lower patient satisfaction and care quality, • Higher medical error rates and malpractice risk, • Higher physician and staff turnover, • Physician alcohol and drug abuse and addiction, • Physician suicide. Yes, burnout can be a fatal disorder. Suicide rates for both men and...

Family Practice Management

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

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

Physician, Laugh at Thyself -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains why you need not check your sense of humor at the door when treating patients. He explores how humor can be both a therapeutic tool and a tool for making interactions more patient-friendly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p72.html

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentCollectionsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=2&page=0

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDepartmentCollectionsByDepartment.htm?departmentId=2

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

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

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

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

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