November/December 2015 Issue
Promoting Positivity in Your Practice [The Last Word]

Even healthy practices have to guard against negativity.

September/October 2015 Issue
Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR [The Last Word]

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

May/June 2015 Issue
Blinded by a Patient's Age [The Last Word]

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

January/February 2015 Issue
Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use [Feature]

Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

January/February 2015 Issue
Knowledge Is Not Enough [The Last Word]

The best doctors demonstrate not only what they know but also that they care.

July/August 2014 Issue
Social Media: Strategies for Building Greater Connections With Your Patients [Feature]

Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.

July/August 2014 Issue
The Art of Medicine: Seven Skills That Promote Mastery [Feature]

With a little practice, these seven vital skills can become a natural part of your patient consultations.

May/June 2014 Issue
A Feedback Tool to Improve Physician-Medical Assistant Communication [Feature]

Using an evaluation form and face-to-face meetings can help get both sides of the team talking and solving problems.

May/June 2014 Issue
Seven Sins in Modern Medicine [The Last Word]

Admit it, you're guilty of at least one of these.

March/April 2014 Issue
Resolving Patients' Vaccination Uncertainty: Going From "No Thanks!" to "Of Course!" [Feature]

In recent years, there has been an increase in patients refusing to get immunized, concerned with potential side effects or unconvinced that the shots are necessary. That has allowed some previously declining diseases to make a resurgence. Physicians, who remain the biggest influence on whether patients get vaccinated, need to find ways to address and overcome these reservations when talking with patients about getting immunized. Strategies include explaining the risks and benefits of vaccination; steering patients toward factual, pro-vaccination websites and literature; and working with community leaders and clergy who may also influence patients' decisions about vaccination.

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