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"All I Wanted Was Something for the Cough" -- FPM

Jun 1, 2013 - Is the health system in your community truly focused on what the patient wants? Are you sure?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0500/p52.html

21st Century Medicine, 20th Century People -- FPM

Apr 1, 2015 - Sometimes technology isn't the problem.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0300/p40.html

A Day in My Practice in 2020 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2011 - What will medical practice look like in the next decade? Here's one possibility.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/1100/p44.html

A Family Physician's Legacy -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Some shoes can never be filled.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p40.html

A Few Moments of Lifestyle Advice -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - With two minutes and two tools, you can help your patients make healthier choices.

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https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0100/p32.html

A Life Checkup -- FPM

Oct 1, 2011 - When was the last time you took an honest look at your life?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0900/p52.html

A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p48.html

A New Lexicon for Physicians: A Poem for Physicians Who Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2019 - What if EHRs, MIPS, and MACRA all stood for something else--something truly meaningful?

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/p36.html

A Night at the Nursing Home -- FPM

May 1, 2008 - Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0500/p46.html

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

An Open Letter to All the Health Plans That Keep Sending Me Letters -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - How helpful are all those letters you receive from health plans? Not very, says this family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0300/p52.html

Appreciate the Now -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Worries about the past or future can sap your joy and productivity in the present.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p40.html

Are You Thinking Right? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2009 - Learning to challenge negative thoughts can vastly improve our lives.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0900/p36.html

Auld Lang Syne: Practice Management Resolutions for the New Year -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - It's time to set some practical goals that will improve your life as a family physician.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/p52.html

Avoiding Ambiguous Documentation -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - Unclear terms can weaken medical documentation and confuse your colleagues, and this physician has had enough.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0500/p60.html

Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Family physicians can deliver babies and have a life, but not without setting some guidelines.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p60.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

Bridging the Physician-Counselor Divide -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - When patients need to be referred for counseling, these tips can ensure success.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0100/p36.html

Charting Then and Now -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - Chart notes used to be primarily for doctors, but oh how times have changed.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0100/p40.html

Coding Nonsense, NOS -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - The absurdity of diagnostic coding can be a source of frustration - and amusement.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p82.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

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

Creating a Space Where Doctors Can Be Vulnerable -- FPM

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

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

Dealing With Medical Junk Mail -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - If you can't stop the deluge, you might as well laugh at it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p60.html

Defending the Real Standard of Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0200/p48.html

Diagnosis Du Jour -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p88.html

Doctorhood and Motherhood -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - Medicine and parenting possess many similarities, but they differ in at least one significant way.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p88.html

Doing What Has Always Worked -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - Progress is never free, and it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0100/p48.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

Five Reactions to a New EHR -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - If your initial reaction isn't positive, hang in there. You're not alone.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0900/p40.html

Five Signs You May Have Joined the Wrong Practice -- FPM

Aug 1, 2011 - If you see these warning signs, run - don't walk - away from the practice.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2011/0700/p44.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 Cultivate Resilience -- FPM

Aug 1, 2018 - Resilience is a powerful weapon against burnout.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0700/p38.html

Five Ways to Improve Access to Care -- FPM

Oct 1, 2010 - If we fail at access, we fail at the most fundamental piece of the relationship.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0900/p48.html

Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p40.html

Fixing Patients vs. Fixing Bicycles -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - If X then Y rarely works when you're dealing with patients.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/1100/p74.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 Your Notes Done on Time -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - These seven tips can help you spend less time on charting.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2016/0300/p40.html

Health Care's Giant Hairball -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0400/p58.html

High-Maintenance Patients -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Don't let their bad behavior make you a bad doctor.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0100/p36.html

HITIOS: Why Cynicism Is Helpful When Working With Health IT -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - Beware the tendency to grossly underestimate the time and effort required to complete health IT-related tasks.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0700/p40.html

How a Doctor Acting as His Primary Care Physician, With a Little Luck, Tracked Down His...

Jun 1, 2017 - It started with a cough.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/oa1.html

How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - These eight lessons can help you avoid burnout and enjoy medicine.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0500/p40.html

How to Clean Up in Family Medicine -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - As costs increase, medical practices need to get creative.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p40.html

How to Defuse an Exploding Physician -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These six steps can help physicians deal with the stress of their profession before it leads to burnout.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0500/p86.html

How to Deliver Bad News -- FPM

Jun 1, 2008 - When a patient gets a double whammy, deliver the bad news the way you would like to hear it.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0600/p42.html

How to Have a Good Goodbye -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - When it's time to move on because of a new job, retirement, or a life change, these six things can help you say goodbye well.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0900/p40.html

How to Immunize Against Burnout -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - Our collective advocacy can instill hope and prevent burnout.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0300/p42.html

How to Make Friends With Urgent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Most of our patients will eventually seek urgent care, so we need to get along.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/1100/p40.html

Is 'Busy' Good? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - One family physician thinks we should stop pretending that it is.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p52.html

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