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.

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.

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.

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.

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 2001 Issue
Five Priority-Setting Traps [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, describes seven roadblocks on the path to setting priorities and offers tips on how to overcome them.

Mar 2003 Issue
Overcoming Overload [Balancing Act]

"Margin" is the space that exists between oneself and one's limits. The author, a physician, describes how focusing on margin in several key areas (emotional energy, physical energy and time) can revitalize physicians who feel overloaded by the demands of their profession.

May 2003 Issue
Forget About Time Management [Balancing Act]

The author, a time-management expert, advocates giving up traditional time-management techniques like multi-tasking and instead focus on learning how to control one's attention in order to remain productive in today's world of competing priorities.

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.

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.

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