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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.

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Effectively addressing a colleague's impairment requires care, planning and courage.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Seven Characteristics of Successful Work Relationships -- FPM

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p54.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.

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

What a Medical Assistant Can Do for Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2005 - Medical assistants can be versatile and valuable additions to family medicine practices.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0400/p51.html

Encouraging News About Family Physician Recruitment -- FPM

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

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

What Motivates Staff? -- FPM

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Five Steps to a Performance Evaluation System -- FPM

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

How to Recruit New Residency Graduates -- FPM

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p32.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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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