Sep 2007

Previous Issue | Next Issue


ICD-9 Changes: New Codes of Note

The Ideal Medical Practice Model: Improving Efficiency, Quality, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Seven Strategies for Creating a More Efficient Practice

Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space

The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again


From the Editor

Is Family Medicine Ready for the Home?
Robert L. Edsall

Coding & Documentation

Reporting a Vaccine-Only VisitGroup Visits and MedicareApplying Dressing to a BurnShared Visits as Consultations?Polyp Removal During a Colonoscopy

News & Trends

Supply of Free Antibiotics GrowsOfficials Challenge Insurers' Ratings of DoctorsMedical Groups' Profits Surge in West

Practice Pearls

Encourage Employees to Increase Flu Shot NumbersStart a Farmer's Market at Your OfficePrepare for Patient Visits With a "Cheat Sheet"Use Birthdays for Preventive Services RemindersStore High-Risk Medication Samples in Red BoxesHelp Your Patients Organize Multiple Medications


Enjoying the Commute

OB Care in Family Medicine

A Revolution in the Making


The Last Word

Rewarding Failure
Jennifer E. Frank

About the CME Quiz

AAFP members and FPM subscribers can take the CME quiz online at


All editors and editorial advisory board members in a position to control content for this activity, FPM journal, are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. View disclosures.



May-Jun 2022

Access the latest issue
of FPM journal

Read the Issue

FPM E-Newsletter

Sign up to receive FPM's free, weekly e-newsletter, "Quick Tips & Insights."

Sign Up Now