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A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

Care Team & Staffing -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 16, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team This article collection features popular FPM content on the subjects of teamwork and staffing -- from implementing team huddles to retaining good employees.

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=37

Creating a Culture of Intrinsic Motivation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - External motivators don’t work for long.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0300/p36.html

10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p23.html

How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Every organization has a culture, either by default or by design. Why not cultivate one that helps people thrive?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p11.html

It's Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Here’s how to keep ego from getting in the way of effective teamwork.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p25.html

Five Lessons for Working With a Scribe -- FPM

Aug 1, 2016 - Documentation personnel can free up physicians during visits to do what we do best.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0700/p23.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

Practice Pearls - Sep-Oct 2017 -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - Advertisement << Coding & Documentation Previous article Remission! What Surviv ... Next article >> Sep-Oct 2017 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2017 Sep-Oct;24(5):35. Use word of mouth to find great employees Improve your emotional intelligence Get help with your EHR – over...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p35.html

Why Your Health Care Team Doesn't Get Along -- FPM

Feb 1, 2016 - Don’t ignore these common root causes of team conflict.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0100/p40.html

A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0500/p5.html

Easing Into Your New Practice After Residency: Tips for Success -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - A successful transition from training to practice hinges on prudent personal and professional development.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p13.html

Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Learning what makes physicians of different eras tick can go a long way toward making them happy and productive.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p29.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - The most effective leaders realize that everyone's input is valuable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p8.html

Is Your Practice at Risk for Fraud? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - Without reasonable controls, you may be inviting embezzlement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p20.html

The 12-Step Way to Reduce Practice Expenses: Part 1, Staffing Efficiencies -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - Staff-related expenses consume the largest portion of your overhead, so that's where this 12-month plan begins.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p38.html

Five Steps to a Performance Evaluation System -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Keep your staff productive and motivated by conducting regular performance evaluations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p43.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

Tying the Partnership Knot: Making It a Win for Both Practice and Associate -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - A sense of fair play and a carefully drawn buy-sell agreement can make the addition of a partnership-track associate a success for everyone involved.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p23.html

Reducing Improper Internet Use in Your Office: A Quick, Easy and Free Solution -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - In just a few minutes, you can set up your computer system to block Web sites that aren’t appropriate at work.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p20.html

Practice Improvement Is People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - It takes the right people to do the right stuff.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p5.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

How to Protect Your Data When You're on the Web -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Every time you access the Internet, a world of criminals is trying to steal personal information - yours and your patients'. Here's how to stop them.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p29.html

Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians -- FPM

Oct 1, 2007 - Your practice can hire the best candidates by knowing its needs and anticipating theirs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1000/p28.html

Letters - May-Jun 2009 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Advertisement << The Reality of Being a ... Previous article The EHR Kool-Aid Next article >> May-Jun 2009 Issue LETTERS Allowing Internet use in the office Fam Pract Manag. 2009 May-June;16(3):7. I sympathize with Dr. Dom Dera's struggle in Reducing Improper Internet Use in Your...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p7.html

Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p28.html

Seven Characteristics of Successful Work Relationships -- FPM

Jan 1, 2006 - Your clinical and financial success may depend on work relationships within your practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0100/p47.html

Practice Pearls - Jan-Feb 2009 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - Advertisement << Letters Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Jan-Feb 2009 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2009 Jan-Feb;16(1):29. Remind employees of their total compensation Limiting the number of Medicare patients you see Maximize your sample space Remind...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p29.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

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

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

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

Practice Pearls - Sep 2007 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Advertisement << News & Trends Previous article Is Family Medicine Rea ... Next article >> Sep 2007 Issue PRACTICE PEARLS Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Sep;14(8):42-43. Encourage employees to increase flu shot numbers Start a farmer's market at your office Prepare for patient visits with a...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0900/p42.html

Minimizing the Risk of Financial Fraud -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Implementing internal controls in your practice will help you stop embezzlement and keep what you earn.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p45.html

Get Better Results With Staff Performance Standards -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - By involving all of your employees, you can set more realistic job expectations and make your practice better.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p40.html

Letters - Jun 2007 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Balancing a Personal L ... Previous article Maximizing Workflow Wi ... Next article >> Jun 2007 Issue LETTERS Optimizing vaccine administration Fam Pract Manag. 2007 Jun;14(6):13. I would like to commend Dr. Barry L. Hainer on his article Vaccine Administration:...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p13.html

Encouraging News About Family Physician Recruitment -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Three developments predict a positive trend in job opportunities.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p56.html

How Many Staff Members Do You Need? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - While there’s no one staffing formula that fits every practice, industry benchmarks can point you in the right direction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p45.html

What Motivates Staff? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Good wages and pleasant working conditions are important, but true motivation stems from something deeper.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p54.html

Five Ways to Retain Good Staff -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - The most effective strategies won’t cost you a dime.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p57.html

Questions You Should Ask When Hiring -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Choosing the best candidate for your staff depends a lot on selecting the right interview questions.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p46.html

A Funny Thing Happened Today at the Office -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Laughter is the best medicine. And medicine often makes for the best laughter.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0600/p80.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

How to Recruit New Residency Graduates -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - Begin by understanding what makes them tick.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0300/p33.html

Call RVUs: One Way to Make Call More Equitable -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - By acknowledging that not all call is created equal, one group has made its call schedule less contentious.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p31.html

Putting Politeness Into Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Being courteous to patients and staff can increase satisfaction with the practice, make the work environment more pleasant and decrease stress levels, and it doesn't cost a thing.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p70.html

Interviewing 101 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - An on-site interview is your opportunity to assess how well your values and those of a potential employer align.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p38.html

Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - Want fresh ideas for improving your practice? Take your staff away from it all for a while.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p56.html

Improving Patient Communication in No Time -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p23.html

Identifying the Causes of Staff Turnover -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - You may be able to reduce turnover by finding out how your practice looks through the eyes of your staff.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p29.html

Tailoring New Physicians to Fit Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2001 - Find out how one group created an orientation program that assimilates new doctors more quickly and creates an increased sense of loyalty.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0400/p39.html

Choosing a Pay Structure That Works for Your Practice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - A good compensation model can motivate staff and improve your practice's performance.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0200/p30.html

Ask FPM - Sep 2002 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - Advertisement << Practice Diary Previous article Recreating Family Prac ... Next article >> Sep 2002 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 2002 Sep;9(8):60. Sick-leave policy for physicians and midlevel providers Balancing semi-retirement and overhead costs Open-access scheduling Sick-leave...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p60.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

How Does Your Practice Sound on the Phone? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - Many patients derive their impression of your practice from telephone contacts. Here are tips for doing a better job.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p45.html

What Does Walt Disney Know About Patient Satisfaction? -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - Retaining patients and attracting new ones can be a walk in the park if you concentrate on the two areas patients say matter most: your front-office staff and your office environment.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p33.html

Hiring the Right Physician for Your Practice -- FPM

Sep 1, 2000 - Choosing a new physician involves more than just looking at a resume. Make sure the person and the practice can work together.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0900/p41.html

Holding the Gains in Quality Improvement -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - In QI, enacting a positive change within your practice isn't the end. You must continue moving forward.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p29.html

Becoming an Effective Physician Leader -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Your clinical practice has planted the seeds of leadership skills, but they need intensive cultivation to flourish.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p35.html

Tips for Boosting Efficiency and Morale -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The authors offer practical tips for increasing staff efficiency and boosting morale -- even in times of great turmoil and change -- and show how these efforts can improve the quality of patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p47.html

Using Loan Abatement as a Rural Recruiting Tool -- FPM

Jan 1, 1998 - The author describes a how practices in underserved areas can use a little known section of the tax code to get the student loans of new recruits forgiven.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0100/p71.html

How to Manage Your Staff When You're Not the Manager -- FPM

Aug 1, 1998 - This article describes what staff-supervision roles are appropriate for physicians and offers advice about how a doctor can coach and guide employees to do their jobs more effectively even if the doctor isn't the employees' official supervisor.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0700/p69.html

Setting Group Goals -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - This article describes the importance of setting goals, whether for patient self-management or for quality improvement projects within one's practice. The article also explains how to set goals that are meaningful, specific, achievable and measurable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p47.html

Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff -- FPM

Oct 1, 1998 - This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1000/p58.html

How You Can Keep Your Generation Xers on Staff -- FPM

Dec 1, 1998 - This article will examine the attitudinal differences among people in the WWII generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers and will suggest ways that physicians of the older generations can manage young staff members more effectively.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/1100/p65.html

Nine Keys to Better Recruiting -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - You'll get professional results with the author's time-tested tips.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0100/p26.html

Finding Diamonds in the Trenches With the Nominal Group Process -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - The article will explain nominal group process as a method for generating quality-improvement ideas and will show how one practice used the process to identify areas of improvement within the practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p49.html

Letters - Nov 1999 -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - Advertisement << Rewarding Work Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Nov 1999 Issue Letters Sexual harassment update Fam Pract Manag. 1999 Nov-Dec;6(10):10. To the Editor: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines that further explain...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p10b.html

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