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This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.
Physicians moving from independent to employed practice can experience bureaucratic culture shock. The author offers tips for getting along and communicating well in a bureaucracy -- and keeping the bureaucracy from interfering with the practice of good medicine.
If you see these warning signs, run – don't walk – away from the practice.
The author explains in detail how to prepare yourself, your patients and your colleagues before departing for a leave of absence.
Author describes moonlighting possibilities and offers advice on determining one's level of interest, researching possible employers, evaluating options and making moonlighting work.
The article will help family physicians figure out which practice (or other career option) is right for them and will offer tips for finding a new job.
This article describes what physicians should do when they plan to leave their current practice, including how to notify patients and colleagues, and what difficulties they can expect to encounter.
The author, a health care attorney, demystifies some of the "boilerplate" provisions contained in employment agreements so that physicians are better equipped to negotiate them before signing.
The author, a health care attorney, will give readers strategies for resolving conflicts with health care systems. The article focuses on two areas: failure of the system to suppport the doctor (e.g., inadequate facilities or support staff) and failure of the system to pay incentive compensation.
This article describes how job sharing can balance the demands of quality and comprehensive patient care with personal and career satisfaction.