ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Practice development

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
How to Plan an Open House for Your Practice [Feature]

The author describes how to plan and host an open house to market a practice to new and existing patients.


Jun 2005 Issue
Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services [Feature]

The article outlines how four family physicians have implemented niche services into their practices. The services include cosmetic laser services, hearing testing, retinal exams, blood draws and X-rays.


Sep 2004 Issue
Group Visits Hit the Road [Feature]

The article describes one physician's experience planning and conducting his first group visit.


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 2001 Issue
Nine Steps to a Strategic Marketing Plan [Feature]

This article explains how a medical practice can develop a strategic marketing plan that, among other things, will help the practice determine what group(s) it needs to target and how it should go about marketing to those groups.


May 2000 Issue
Strategies for Expanding Your Patient Base in Diverse Communities [Feature]

This article will discuss strategies for building a diverse patient base, a culturally competent health care team and a community-responsive practice.


Jun 1999 Issue
Developing a Successful Medical Group [Feature]

The authors examine the future direction and role of physician groups and outline the key principles groups must follow in order to succeed.


May 1999 Issue
Physician-Owned Groups: The Best Strategy for Success [Feature]

The authors examine the future direction and role of physician groups and outline the key principles groups must follow in order to succeed.


May 1999 Issue
A Case Study in Developing a Successful Medical Group [Feature]

This article will present the lessons learned by family physicians who formed a 74-provider multispecialty group, which in three years has become one of its area's leading employers. The article describes how they formed their group and learned that building a successful group requires dedication, hard work, and a willingness to make difficult choices.


Feb 1998 Issue
Business Loans Made Easy [Feature]

The article explains how small medical practices can qualify for business loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.



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