November/December 2014 Issue
Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient? [From The Editor]

If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.

March/April 2014 Issue
Joy Revisited [The Last Word]

Many articles have offered advice on how to reinvigorate the joy of practice, with ideas such as "slow down," "use laughter," or "reduce overhead." But if we really want joy in practice, we need to address the absurdities in our health care system and advocate for systems and processes that make sense.

Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Is 'Busy' Good? [The Last Word]

The author describes why family physicians should stop pretending that being busy is a good thing.

Apr 2008 Issue
A New Epidemic: Administrative Fibrillation [The Last Word]

If you're prone to overcommitment, you may be at risk for A-fib.

Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Panel Size: Answers to Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions [Feature]

The author answers physicians' questions related to determining the appropriate patient panel size, managing workload and transitioning to the ideal panel size.

Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
Practice a Half Century Ago and Now [From The Editor]

Survey highlights from a 1950 issue of GP show how things have changed -- and in some ways how little they have changed -- for family physicians in the past 57 years.

Apr 2007 Issue
Panel Size: How Many Patients Can One Doctor Manage? [Feature]

The article explains how to calculate the ideal number of patients a physician should have on his or her panel in order to optimize patient access to care, continuity of care and quality of care.

Jun 2005 Issue
Handling Administrative Burdens [Balancing Act]

The article suggests five tips for physicians to decrease the amount of administrative work they encounter on a daily basis.

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Using Updates to Ease Your Workday and Your Mind [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, describes how to use the updating technique to better manage multiple projects and enhance communication with colleagues.

Sep 2003 Issue
Creating a Vital, Burnout-Proof Practice [Feature]

The article walks physicians through the issues they must explore before starting or joining a new practice, from figuring out the number of hours they'd like to work per week to figuring out their scope of practice.

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