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Independent practice

Mar 2002 Issue
Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later [Feature]

The article is second in a three-part series on how a family physician who left a large, successful group to open a solo practice is making it work, using principles he learned from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practice project. The second article explains the mechanics of "setting up shop."


Mar 2002 Issue
Reducing Practice to Its Essentials [Editor's Page]

Compares Gordon Moore's completely solo practice to Thoreau's house at Walden Pond


Feb 2002 Issue
Going Solo: Making the Leap [Feature]

This article is the first in a three-part series on how a family physician who left a large, successful group to open a solo practice is making it work, using principles he learned from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practice project. The first article explains the market forces and quality concerns that led him to solo practice.


Mar 2000 Issue
A Model for Successful Rural Practice [Feature]

This article is about how one small town in Colorado funded a family practice in order to keep health care services in the community.


Oct 1998 Issue
Does Your IPA Act Like an HMO? [FP Stat]

Physician-led independent practice associations (IPAs) are supposed to be more physician-friendly than managed care organizations, but that may not be the case for IPAs in highly competitive markets.


Feb 1998 Issue
Solo Practice: The Way of the Future [Feature]

A solo family physician's argument that solo practice is the magic model for the future of family practice in that it encourages a bias for action, staying close to the customer/patient, keeping things simple, being hands-on and value-driven, consistency of purpose and an emphasis on long-term profits-the key characteristics of excellent organizations.


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