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Practice Essentials -- FPM Topic Collection

Nov 8, 2011 - If you want a quick course on those aspects of practice that you didn't learn about in medical school and residency, or if you're new to practice and feeling overwhelmed, this Practice Essentials article collection will introduce you to the basics -- from coding to contracting to time ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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Incivility in Health Care: Strategies for De-escalating Troubling Encounters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - With rudeness, discrimination, and violence on the rise, how do we take care of our patients while protecting ourselves?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p8.html

Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure -- FPM

Dec 1, 2019 - What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/1100/p36.html

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p29.html

Three Essential Skills for a Doctor That I Learned From an After-School Job as a Youth ...

Oct 1, 2019 - The most unlikely of past experiences can shape who we are as physicians.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0900/p36.html

Communication Tips for Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - You can support your patients’ recovery from sexual assault by interacting with them in an empowering, compassionate manner.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p19.html

Four Evidence-Based Communication Strategies to Enhance Patient Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - These communication skills will increase patient engagement and satisfaction without slowing you down.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p13.html

Five Ways to Communicate Risks So That Patients Understand -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - When discussing a patient’s risk of developing a disease or the risks associated with a screening test, these simple techniques can ensure clarity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p28.html

Communicating Risks: Let’s Talk Numeracy -- FPM

Dec 1, 2018 - Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/1100/p4.html

Physician-Patient Communication: A Family Medicine Strength -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - But there is always room for improvement.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p4.html

Teach-Back: A Simple Technique to Enhance Patients’ Understanding -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Half of patients leave their visit without understanding what their physician told them, but this simple technique can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p20.html

Getting to No: How to Respond to Inappropriate Patient Requests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The five-step FAVER approach can help you say no to uncomfortable requests while preserving the patient relationship.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p25.html

Practice Pearls - May-Jun 2018 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Improve your spiel about unnecessary antibiotics | Manage your online ratings | Ease the switch to a new EHR system | Make staff more aware of data security

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p34.html

Ten Strategies for Building Emotional Intelligence and Preventing Burnout -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - You couldn’t have made it through medical school and residency without a high intellect, but have you developed your emotional intelligence?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0100/p11.html

What to Do When Emotions Run High in the Exam Room -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Step one: Don't ignore it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p48.html

Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Healthy Weight -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Encouraging patients to talk about their goals rather than their obstacles can lead to long-term change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p32.html

Smile, You're on Video -- FPM

Dec 1, 2016 - If you could watch a recording of your latest patient visit, would you be proud of your interpersonal skills?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/1100/p40.html

The Unexpected Challenge of Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Successful use requires us to change our thinking about ourselves.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p9.html

Tips to Help Teen Patients Deal With Discrimination -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Even subtle bias can affect our patients, but talking about it can help.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p44.html

Be Present -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these tips for being fully present.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p8.html

Promoting Positivity in Your Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - Even healthy practices have to guard against negativity.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p44.html

Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - A few simple changes can help you focus on your patient instead of your EHR.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p56.html

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2016 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article The Unexpected Challen ... Next article >> Sep-Oct 2016 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2016 Sep-Oct;23(5):47. Answer patients' questions before the visit Inform patients about delays Answer patients' questions before...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0900/p47.html

Blinded by a Patient's Age -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0500/p40.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2016 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Physician Burnout: Let ... Next article >> Jul-Aug 2016 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2016 Jul-Aug;23(4):39. Ask about patients' future plans Use color-coding to manage patient documents Update deceased patients'...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p39.html

Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p26.html

Knowledge Is Not Enough -- FPM

Feb 1, 2015 - The best doctors demonstrate not only what they know but also that they care.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0100/p40.html

The Art of Medicine: Seven Skills That Promote Mastery -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - With a little practice, these seven vital skills can become a natural part of your patient consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p25.html

Social Media: Strategies for Building Greater Connections With Your Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p7.html

Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" --...

Apr 1, 2014 - Immunizations can help prevent disease breakouts but require being mindful of patient concerns and misconceptions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p22.html

Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2015 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article A Mélange of Helpful A ... Next article >> Nov-Dec 2015 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2015 Nov-Dec;22(6):40. Understand how patients present themselves Help patients find credible information online Know your cost per...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/1100/p40.html

How to Bridge the Health Literacy Gap -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Communicating with patients in a way they understand will lead to better outcomes and avoid mistakes and uncertainty.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p14.html

Seven Sins in Modern Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Admit it, you're guilty of at least one of these.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p36.html

Six Essential Relationships in Health Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - Poor communication in just one area can affect the entire health care experience.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p40.html

Getting Through to Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - A simple mnemonic will help you focus on your patients' communication style.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/1100/p36.html

Four Strategies for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2011 - When practices promote fitness as the treatment of choice for all patients, good things happen.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0300/p16.html

Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p25.html

The Relational Soul of Family Medicine -- FPM

Apr 1, 2013 - It's time to focus on what you do best.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0300/p40.html

Practice Pearls - Jul-Aug 2014 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2014 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article ICD-10 Simplifies Prev ... Next article >> Jul-Aug 2014 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):32. Dealing with hard-of-hearing patients Encouraging creative ideas from staff Managing expectations for...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0700/p32.html

Secure Messaging: Myths, Facts, and Pitfalls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2013 - We assumed that our patients weren't ready for secure messaging or that, if they were, it would overburden our staff. We couldn't have been more wrong.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0100/p21.html

Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Poor communication with this vulnerable and growing population can undermine your efforts to provide good patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p73.html

Encouraging Patients to Change Unhealthy Behaviors With Motivational Interviewing -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - This simple interviewing technique is designed to stimulate patients' desire to change and give them the confidence to do so.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/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

Communicating Bad News to Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - How you share the news can have a lasting effect on your patients and their families.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p31.html

How to Manage Difficult Patient Encounters -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - These strategies will help you turn problematic encounters into productive ones.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p30.html

My Favorite Patient of the Day -- FPM

Jun 1, 2011 - Defiant, defensive and depressed, he was the highlight of my day.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p44.html

The Efficiencies of Meandering -- FPM

Feb 1, 2011 - Could being productive really be so effortless?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0100/p32.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2012 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article How Is It Going? Next article >> Jan-Feb 2012 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2012 Jan-Feb;19(1):30. Avoid common mistakes when giving feedback Take SOAP to SNOCAMP Plan ahead for successful e-prescribing adoption Avoid...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p30.html

How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p18.html

How to Solve Problems in Your Practice With a New Meeting Approach -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - Your practice members have the answers; they just need to be heard.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p31.html

Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - How you communicate with your patients can enhance - or inhibit - their ability to manage their chronic illnesses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p12.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

The Power of Apology -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - When a patient suffers from a medical mistake, two words can usher in healing.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p40.html

Why I Give My Cell Phone Number to My Patients -- FPM

Aug 1, 2009 - You may gain more rapport without losing sleep.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0700/p24.html

Discussing End-of-Life Care With Your Patients -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - The conversation may not be easy, but your patients will be grateful.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p18.html

Letters - May-Jun 2010 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - Advertisement << Letters to Health Plan ... Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> May-Jun 2010 Issue LETTERS Documenting the HPI Fam Pract Manag. 2010 May-June;17(3):11. The article A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive, by Peter Anderson,...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p11a.html

Letters - Mar-Apr 2010 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - Advertisement << The EHR Incentive Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Mar-Apr 2010 Issue LETTERS Thank your staff and your patients Fam Pract Manag. 2010 Mar-Apr;17(2):14. I've found that the advice in Thank your staff regularly [Practice Pearls, January/February...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p14b.html

The Key to Implementing Change in Your Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Even the most well-thought-out plans will fail unless you engage the hearts and minds of your staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/pa5.html

Letters - Jan-Feb 2010 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Advertisement << Health Care Reform Sho ... Previous article Correction Next article >> Jan-Feb 2010 Issue LETTERS Using patient lists to enhance care Fam Pract Manag. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):10-12. As a retired family physician who spends more time in medical offices as a patient these...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p10b.html

Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - These simple strategies will help you structure the medical encounter to ensure that you and your patient are on the same page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p35.html

Making a Case for Online Physician-Patient Communication -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - It can improve communications, practice efficiency and maybe even the bottom line. Just don't expect all your patients to join you online … yet.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/pa3.html

Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - An introduction to blogs may help take the fear out of the blogosphere.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p38.html

Strategies for Developing a Knowledge-Driven Culture in Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Your practice's success may depend on getting those who work for you to share what they know. Here's how to do it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p32.html

Coding & Documentation - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - Advertisement << News & Trends Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Feb 2008 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Feb;15(2):40. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. Selecting the primary diagnosis INR testing at a...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p40.html

Letters - Jul 2008 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Another Approach to Cl ... Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Jul 2008 Issue Letters Closing the divide Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jul-Aug;15(7):16. Closing the Physician-Staff Divide: A Step Toward Creating the Medical Home [April 2008] left me with...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0700/p14c.html

Comfort Always -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Our most important role as a physician is being a comforter to the sick.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p74.html

The Dreaded Request for Medical Records -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - Sometimes a patient's reasons for leaving aren't as bad as we might imagine.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0200/p56.html

Letters - Jun 2008 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - Advertisement << How to Deliver Bad News Previous article Tracking Follow-Up Care Next article >> Jun 2008 Issue Letters Patient communication and health literacy Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Jun;15(6):12. In Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns? [March 2008], the authors...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p12.html

Effective Work Relationships: A Vital Ingredient in Your Practice -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - It takes time and effort to create positive work relationships, but the payoff is worth it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p45.html

How to Fire a Staff Member -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Following clear guidelines will help you handle this sensitive situation efficiently and professionally.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p37.html

Coding & Documentation - Mar 2008 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - Advertisement << News & Trends Previous article Practice Pearls Next article >> Mar 2008 Issue CODING and DOCUMENTATION Cindy Hughes, CPC Fam Pract Manag. 2008 Mar;15(3):41. This content conforms to AAFP CME criteria. See FPM CME Quiz. Coding a brief service for urinalysis...

Family Practice Management : Coding & Documentation

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0300/p41.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

Dressed to Ill -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - If a shirt and tie are too formal and jeans and a T-shirt are too casual, what's a doctor to do?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p76.html

Turning Frustration Into Fulfillment -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - When we invite our patients to be part of the solution, even difficult encounters can become rewarding.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0400/p80.html

Physician Leadership: A New Model for a New Generation -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Today's leaders need more than vision and a high IQ.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p51.html

So How Are You Doing? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - After facing a serious illness, one physician found new meaning in this common question.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p70.html

Letters - Mar 2007 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Advertisement << No More Coding! Previous article Family Medicine and In ... Next article >> Mar 2007 Issue LETTERS Radiating courtesy and professionalism Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Mar;14(3):16. While a good deal has been written about the importance of effective communication in health...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p15c.html

Meet Dr. Wonderful -- FPM

Sep 1, 2005 - This doll tells people exactly what they want to hear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0900/p68.html

The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p57.html

Letters - Oct 2006 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Advertisement << Prescribing Decisions ... Previous article Diagnosis Du Jour Next article >> Oct 2006 Issue LETTERS Dress like professionals Fam Pract Manag. 2006 Oct;13(9):23. Dr. Bobby Newbell’s article Dressed to Ill [June 2006] sounded like an effort to justify the lazy actions...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p16c.html

Keys to Improving Your Listening Skills -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - The article explains the importance of listening in patient care and offers tips to help physicians improve their skills in this area.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p68.html

Working Together: Communities of Practice in Family Medicine -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - By sharing knowledge, concerns and passions, family physicians can use communities of practice as tools for change.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p28.html

The Big Deal About Small Talk -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The author describes how spending a few minutes of small talk with a patient can strengthen the patient-physician relationship and improve quality of care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p68.html

Letters - Feb 2006 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Advertisement << Group Visits for Chron ... Previous article News & Trends Next article >> Feb 2006 Issue LETTERS How are you doing? Fam Pract Manag. 2006 Feb;13(2):16-22. I identify with Dr. Richard Waltman's experience in his article So How Are You Doing? [November/December 2005]....

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p16d.html

Making Time to Listen -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - This family physician created a model of practice that allows him to spend quality time with patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p45.html

Managing Family Dynamics -- FPM

Aug 1, 2004 - Family dynamics can impact the doctor-patient relationship even when the doctor cares for only one member of a family. The author provides a list of key questions doctors should ask to help them better understand the wider context within which they care for the patient.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0700/p70.html

Getting the Most From Language Interpreters -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Communicating with patients who have limited English proficiency requires more than simply finding someone who speaks their language.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p37.html

Teaching Kindness -- FPM

Apr 1, 2004 - The author discusses the value of kindness in medical care and explains why he teaches his FP residents to practice medicine with kindness and objectivity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0400/p82.html

The Fine Art of Refusal -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Learning to say no to unreasonable patient requests is an important part of being a good physician. The author teaches readers several methods for saying no gracefully and with conviction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p80.html

Eight Ways to Improve Your Relationships -- FPM

Sep 1, 2003 - In the second part of this two-part series, the author discusses the criteria he recommends using to assess the state of a physician's marriage as well as tools to use to strengthen a marriage.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0900/p80.html

Eight Principles for Stronger Relationships -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - In the first of a two-part series, the author provides some basic principles of marriage (e.g., maintain boundaries, acknowledge that relationships go through phases, etc.) in order to help physicians focus on and improve their own marriages, if necessary.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p80.html

Letters - Nov 2004 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Advertisement << An Apostle of "Big Ide ... Previous article Rational World a Bette ... Next article >> Nov 2004 Issue LETTERS Including deaf patients in the conversation Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Nov-Dec;11(10):21. To the Editor: Dr. Emily Herndon and Linda Joyce wrote an excellent...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p21a.html

Serving Up the Feedback Sandwich -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - Negative feedback is never easy to give, but sandwiching criticism between layers of praise makes it more palatable and more effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p43.html

Caring for Frequent-Visit Patients -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - Patients who keep coming back often require physicians to walk the line between diagnosis and judgment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p57.html

Keeping the Human Touch -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - According to the author, trust is the glue that binds patient to physician. To strengthen that trust, he offers 10 guidelines physicians begin using immediately to achieve a more positive relationship with their patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p66.html

Letters - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Aspirin Chemopreventio ... Previous article Correction Next article >> Jun 2004 Issue LETTERS Not-so-white lies Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jun;11(6):18. To the Editor: The title of the article The Cost of White Lies [March 2004, page 62] is highly misleading. Lying on...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0600/p18a.html

Implementing Change: From Ideas to Reality -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - How do you get your group to defy the status quo and act on good ideas? It starts with vision, teamwork and some fire in the belly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p57.html

Staying in the Loop at Work -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Physicians who feel connected to the people they work with often report greater job satisfaction and less burnout. The author, a family physician, offers tips for building better relationships with colleagues.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p84.html

'Oh, by the Way ...': Agenda Setting in Office Visits -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - The article will explain how physicians can deal with patients who present with lists of complaints and how managing these lists effectively can improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p63.html

Measuring Patient Satisfaction: How to Do It and Why to Bother -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - A well-designed survey can help you improve your practice. The key? ‘Keep it simple,’ and act on what you learn.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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