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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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A Case Study in Developing a Successful Medical Group -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - This group thrives by keeping doctors in control and by putting the interests of primary care physicians first.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/p42.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article describes how a multi-specialty group successfully handled a financial crisis at their institution using a bottom-up decision making process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p51.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Ask FPM - Sep 1998 -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - Advertisement << Letters Previous article Coding & Documentation Next article >> Sep 1998 Issue ASK FPM Fam Pract Manag. 1998 Sep;5(8):12. Effective mission statements Charging for medical record copies Effective mission statements Q I have been in private practice for two years in a...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p12.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?

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict 101 -- FPM

Feb 1, 1999 - This article will help readers understand how they deal with conflict on a personal and emotional level.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/p64.html

Creating a High-Quality, Low-Cost Health Care System: Lessons From Grand Junction, ...

Dec 1, 2009 - Physicians who have been instrumental in making Grand Junction, CO, one of the lowest cost health care marketplaces in the country offer the secrets of Grand Junction's success.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/1100/p7.html

Creating a Space Where Doctors Can Be Vulnerable -- FPM

Oct 1, 2017 - We shouldn't try to carry the stress of patient care alone.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0900/p40.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Dealing With a Health System That Fails to Honor Your Employment Agreement -- FPM

May 1, 2003 - Vague contract language makes it tough - but not impossible - to make your case.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0500/p53.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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Escapist Medicine -- FPM

Oct 1, 2002 - Argues that no physician can just practice medicine in the sense of ignoring management aspects of practice

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1000/p12.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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Five Steps for Building Your Leadership Skills -- FPM

Oct 1, 2014 - You're already a leader in the exam room, but what about beyond?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0900/p40.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

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

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

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

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

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

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