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Could multitasking actually decrease your intelligence and productivity?
When was the last time you took an honest look at your life?
Follow these five steps if your patient unfurls a long list of issues to discuss at today's visit.
Technology can make your commuting time more productive, but don't underestimate the value of simply watching the trees go by.
Physians often have less than 15 minutes to spend with each patient. The author shares advice on how to make the most of short patient visits, such as not rushing through a physical exam, asking questions and maintaining eye contact.
The author, a time-management expert, describes how to use the updating technique to better manage multiple projects and enhance communication with colleagues.
The author, a time management expert, explains why people are giving up their PDAs and returning to paper planning. She also provides instructions for getting the best of both worlds by combining paper and electronic scheduling.
The author, a time-management expert, advocates giving up traditional time-management techniques like multi-tasking and instead focus on learning how to control one's attention in order to remain productive in today's world of competing priorities.
A time-management expert offers physicians tips for taking control of the growing volume of paperwork and reading materials that they must deal with so that it doesn't add stress to their busy lives.
The author - a time-management expert and a frequent speaker at the AAFP Scientific Assembly -- provides doctors with some best practices for maximizing time and efficiency.