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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

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

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