Management of physicians

May/June 2013 Issue
Generation Gap: Effectively Leading Physicians of All Ages [Feature]

The authors describe the challenge that physician leaders face in leading a workforce of four generational age-groups that each grew up in different socio-economic and political eras. The article suggests that to effectively lead, physician leaders must understand the differences between the generations and how best to attract, retain, and motivate individuals from each generation.

January/February 2012 Issue
How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change [Feature]

Drawing on their experience with a project designed to improve diabetes care in 40 small clinics, the authors emphasize the value and explain the principles of "inclusive leadership" -- the leadership style that involves encouraging all members of the group to speak up, especially those in the group that would not usually have their voices heard, and using this whole-group input as the basis for leadership.

January/February 2010 Issue
Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician [Feature]

The author examines issues of impairment among physicians and describes how to confront the problem with a colleague and how best to reintegrate the physician into the practice following treatment.

Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Practice Improvement Is People [From The Editor]

It takes the right people to do the right stuff.

Oct 2007 Issue
Recruiting and Retaining the Right Physicians [Feature]

The author describes the most effective ways practices can recruit and retain the physicians who match up best with their office.

Jan 2006 Issue
Seven Characteristics of Successful Work Relationships [Feature]

The article explains how the relationships among physicians and staff can greatly affect efficiency and quality of care within a practice. It also offers strategies for enhancing these work relationships.

Mar 2002 Issue
How to Recruit New Residency Graduates [Feature]

The article explains the strengths new graduates can bring to a medical practice and the areas in which they will need coaching from their more experienced MD colleagues.

Apr 2001 Issue
Tailoring New Physicians to Fit Your Practice [Feature]

This article describes how one physician improved his practice's new-physician orientation and integration process to increase physician loyalty and decrease turnover.

May 1999 Issue
Holding the Gains in Quality Improvement [Feature]

The article, third in a three-part series, will teach physicians how they can "hold the gains" after implementing a quality-improvement effort.

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