Staff management

May 1999 Issue
Becoming an Effective Physician Leader [Feature]

The author offers insight into how family physicians in leadership roles can build on the skills they use daily in clinical practice to become effective leaders.

May 1999 Issue
Finding Diamonds in the Trenches With the Nominal Group Process [Improving Patient Care]

The article will explain nominal group process as a method for generating quality-improvement ideas and will show how one practice used the process to identify areas of improvement within the practice.

May 1999 Issue
Improving Patient Communication in No Time [Feature]

This article will present tips for improving communication with patients as a means of improving the doctor-patient relationship.

Jan 1999 Issue
How Does Your Practice Sound on the Phone? [Feature]

Consultants offer tips on dealing with patient-initiated calls, including advice about scheduling appointments and managing requests for prescription refills.

Nov-Dec 1998 Issue
How You Can Keep Your Generation Xers on Staff [Staff Management]

This article will examine the attitudinal differences among people in the WWII generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers and will suggest ways that physicians of the older generations can manage young staff members more effectively.

Oct 1998 Issue
Altruism in Practice Management: Caring for Your Staff [Staff Management]

This article argues that FPs should put their altruistic values into practice as they interact with staff and manage their practices, not just in treating patients.

Jul-Aug 1998 Issue
How to Manage Your Staff When You're Not the Manager [Staff Management]

This article describes what staff-supervision roles are appropriate for physicians and offers advice about how a doctor can coach and guide employees to do their jobs more effectively even if the doctor isn't the employees' official supervisor.

Jan 1998 Issue
Staff Retreats: Time for Reflection and Renewal [Feature]

This article discusses the necessary elements in planning and carrying out a retreat to refocus staff on the practice's mission, improve procedures and strengthen the team.

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