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The Last Word

Personal essays on the practice of family medicine.

November/December 2016 Issue
Smile, You're on Video

If you could watch a recording of your latest patient visit, would you be proud of your interpersonal skills?


September/October 2016 Issue
Practical Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

Half of our patients do not take their medications, but we can change that.


July/August 2016 Issue
Tips to Help Teen Patients Deal With Discrimination

Even subtle bias can affect our patients, but talking about it can help.


May/June 2016 Issue
Physician Burnout and the Other Reversible Diastolic Dysfunction

Is physician burnout a heart issue?


March/April 2016 Issue
Getting Your Notes Done on Time

These seven tips can help you spend less time on charting.


January/February 2016 Issue
Why Your Health Care Team Doesn't Get Along

Don’t ignore these common root causes of team conflict.


November/December 2015 Issue
Promoting Positivity in Your Practice

Even healthy practices have to guard against negativity.


September/October 2015 Issue
Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR

A few simple changes can help you focus on your patient instead of your EHR.


July/August 2015 Issue
The Recertification Exam: Then and Now

Since 1970, when the author sat for the first family medicine certification exam, a lot has changed - but not everything.


May/June 2015 Issue
Blinded by a Patient's Age

When you see an 18-year-old patient, you don't expect to deliver bad news.


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