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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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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.

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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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Letters - Nov 2004 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Advertisement << An Apostle of "Big Ide ... Previous article Rational World a Bette ... Next article >> Nov 2004 Issue LETTERS Including deaf patients in the conversation Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Nov-Dec;11(10):21. To the Editor: Dr. Emily Herndon and Linda Joyce wrote an excellent...

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Staying in the Loop at Work -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - Physicians who feel connected to the people they work with often report greater job satisfaction and less burnout. The author, a family physician, offers tips for building better relationships with colleagues.

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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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'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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Letters - Jun 2004 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2004 - Advertisement << Aspirin Chemopreventio ... Previous article Correction Next article >> Jun 2004 Issue LETTERS Not-so-white lies Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Jun;11(6):18. To the Editor: The title of the article The Cost of White Lies [March 2004, page 62] is highly misleading. Lying on...

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Escapist Medicine -- FPM

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

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When Medical Errors Hit Home -- FPM

Aug 1, 2002 - The author, a family physician, contributes her thoughts on patient safety and error reduction as a doctor and as the daughter of a sick parent who received suboptimal care.

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Letters - Feb 2004 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - Advertisement << The Fine Art of Refusal Previous article Is That Patient New? Next article >> Feb 2004 Issue Letters What makes a leader? Fam Pract Manag. 2004 Feb;11(2):17. To the Editor: In regard to Dr. Robert B. Taylor’s article Leadership Is a Learned Skill [October 2003, page...

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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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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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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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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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Measuring Patient Satisfaction: How to Do It and Why to Bother -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - A well-designed survey can help you improve your practice. The key? ‘Keep it simple,’ and act on what you learn.

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Letters - Jun 2003 -- FPM

Jun 1, 2003 - Advertisement << Stumbling Blocks to Op ... Previous article Clarification Next article >> Jun 2003 Issue LETTERS A nice touch Fam Pract Manag. 2003 Jun;10(6):11-12. To the Editor: Keeping the Human Touch by Dr. Frank H. Boehm [April 2003, page 66] is a very timely article that every...

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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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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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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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