May/June 2012

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Medical Apps: Making Your Mobile Device a Medical Device

Preparing for and Recovering From a Natural Disaster

FPM Survey of User Satisfaction With EHR Systems

Nine Practice Sale Pitfalls to Avoid

Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams


From the Editor

When Is a Team Not a Team?
Robert L. Edsall


Back to the Future: The Way Forward in Health Care Reform
Philip D. Briggs, MD, MBA, FAAFP


The State of Family Medicine

Family Physicians Need to Think Outside the Box

Private Practice Is at a Crossroads

Annual Wellness Visits Don't Provide Added Value


Practice Pearls

Dictate Faster and for Less With Your SmartphoneEase Patients’ Reluctance to See a CounselorReduce Needless ED visits

Coding & Documentation

Immunization Visit for New PatientICD-9 Codes for ObesityEHR Overstating Exam Level?When a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Follows a Welcome to Medicare Physical

The Last Word

The Problem With Multitasking
Sarina B. Schrager

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