Rural practice

May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Reality of Being a "Quaint" Country Doctor [The Last Word]

There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.

Mar 2003 Issue
Sharing Maternity Care [Feature]

"Shared Care" is a maternity care management model in which two physicians may collaborate in maternity care, one (perhaps a rural physician) may provide the bulk of prenatal careand the other handles delivery. The article discusses the benefits to the patient, physicians and the community.

May 2000 Issue
A Bonus Deal From Medicare [Getting Paid]

This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.

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.

May 1998 Issue
Rural Practice and Managed Care: A Success Story [Feature]

This article explores how six family physicians in two practices in a small community in Texas successfully joined forces to better their position in managed care negotiations.

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