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If we want joy in practice, we're going to have to try a different approach.
Some shoes can never be filled.
You have to be vigilant, or the complainers will eat you alive.
Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.
One family physician thinks we should stop pretending that it is.
Sometimes, our patients give us gifts far greater than anything we've given them.
What do you do when serving others becomes drudgery?
When faced with organizational bureaucracy, physicians can either give in, get out or learn how to orbit.
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.
When we invite our patients to be part of the solution, even difficult encounters can become rewarding.