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'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.

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

A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - If you've ever been curious about this unique practice option, here's how one family physician made it work.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p41.html

A Primer on E-mail Discussion Lists -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author provides a comprehensive list and a summary of listservs available to family physicians as well as tips on listserv etiquette.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p54.html

A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p55.html

Achieving a More Minority-Friendly Practice -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p39.html

An Expensive Dinner: Surviving a Failed Business Venture -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - There's no such thing as a free dinner when you're dealing with wanna-be medical entrepreneurs.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p45.html

Back to School: Options for Learning the Business of Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - From master’s programs to certificate programs to CME courses, the options are plentiful. But what’s right for you?

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p27.html

Beginning With a Vision -- FPM

Mar 1, 1999 - The article explains the importance of having a shared vision to guide a practice's efforts toward quality patient care.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0300/p57.html

Can You Negotiate Better Reimbursement? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - With the right data and a reasonable approach, you can overcome some inequities in payers’ fee schedules.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p31.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.

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

Choosing Between Clinical Practice and Administration -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - After wrestling with the decision, this family physician ended up where she started, but she gained a good deal of insight along the way.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p39.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.

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

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

Cultural Competence -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p58.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.

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

Do You Belong on the Board of Directors? -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - This article offers salaried physicians advice on how to exercise power effectively once they attain positions of authority in their organizations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p76.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.

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

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0500/p21.html

Evaluating Health Plans: Finding the Keepers -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Dropping certain health plan contracts can boost your bottom line and reduce hassles. The author’s spreadsheet will enable you to choose carefully.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p47.html

Family Medicine Meets the Blogosphere -- FPM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting Beyond Blame in Your Practice -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - If your group is prone to blame, accusation and finger-pointing, your improvement efforts will be doomed.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p30.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.

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

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

Grade Your Payers: The AAFP/FPM Survey of Physicians' Experiences With Third-Party ...

Oct 1, 2006 - More and more health plans are grading physicians on their performance. Now, it’s time for physicians to grade their health plans.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1000/p55.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.

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

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

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

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

How to Fire a Staff Member -- FPM

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

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

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

How to Lead Up in Your Organization -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Leading up is about setting an example and building influence so you can be more effective. It starts with these seven skills.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p6.html

How to Make Your Meetings More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - By gathering the right people, using your time wisely and focusing on action, you’ll conduct meetings everyone will want to attend.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p59.html

How to Manage Difficult Patient Encounters -- FPM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Involving Patients in Medical Decisions: What Happens in Real-World Practice? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The article, which continues our series on take-away lessons from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, shows how FPs can help patients take a more active role in making decisions about their medical care and why this is beneficial.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p50.html

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0300/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.

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

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

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