Patient relations, general

July/August 2015 Issue
Patient Advisory Councils: Giving Patients a Seat at the Table [Feature]

This model can make patients true partners in improving their care and that of others.

January/February 2015 Issue
Knowledge Is Not Enough [The Last Word]

The best doctors demonstrate not only what they know but also that they care.

July/August 2014 Issue
Social Media: Strategies for Building Greater Connections With Your Patients [Feature]

Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.

May/June 2014 Issue
The New Normal: Helping Patients Navigate the Changing Insurance Landscape [Feature]

Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans mean confusion for patients – and uncertainty for your practice.

September/October 2013 Issue
Six Essential Relationships in Health Care [The Last Word]

Poor communication in just one area can affect the entire health care experience.

May/June 2013 Issue
SUPPLEMENT: Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish [Feature]

This article describes the role of a health coach.

March/April 2013 Issue
The Relational Soul of Family Medicine [The Last Word]

It's time to focus on what you do best.

March/April 2013 Issue
Medication Adherence: We Didn't Ask and They Didn't Tell [Feature]

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.

July/August 2012 Issue
"Tell Me About Yourself" [From The Editor]

Time is short, but getting to know your patients can be invaluable.

July/August 2012 Issue
A Family Physician's Legacy [The Last Word]

Some shoes can never be filled.

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