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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

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

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

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

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....

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

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

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Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

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The Last Word Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Time management Career and life management-Work-life balance Career and life management-Workload Certification, credentialing and licensure-Certification Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Diagnosis...

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The Last Word Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Time management Career and life management-Work-life balance Career and life management-Workload Certification, credentialing and licensure-Certification Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Diagnosis...

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From the Editor Department Collection

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Opinion Department Collection

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

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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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Opinion Department Collection

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

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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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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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

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...

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

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

Cashing in on House Calls -- Family Practice Management

...Ongoing expenses include cell phone, fax line, Internet access, auto maintenance, license renewal fees and malpractice insurance, if you carry it. I don’t. Malpractice insurance is especially high in my state, and my risk is relatively low because I have a low-volume practice, do...

Family Practice Management

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

The FPM Practice Self-Test

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

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