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Patient relations, general
When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these tips for being fully present.
This model can make patients true partners in improving their care and that of others.
The best doctors demonstrate not only what they know but also that they care.
Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.
Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans mean confusion for patients – and uncertainty for your practice.
Poor communication in just one area can affect the entire health care experience.
This article describes the role of a health coach.
It's time to focus on what you do best.
The authors emphasize the importance of diagnosing medication nonadherence and determining how to minimize it for a given patient. They suggest approaches to the patient designed to uncover nonadherence, to avoid inadvertently encouraging it, and to encourage adherence.
Time is short, but getting to know your patients can be invaluable.