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Deciding whether primary care doctors have the capacity to take on more patients requires accounting for things like productivity, as well as panel size.
It starts with one simple principle: “Get rid of stupid stuff” in your practice. Here’s how.
Do you have the right number of patients on your panel? Here’s a process and a spreadsheet for calculating and adjusting your panel based on actual patient behavior.
To describe the current phenomenon, we need a better term that puts the blame where it belongs and reminds us that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.
Imagine shutting your office door at the end of the day and not having any work that you need to take home. These shifts in practice can help you reclaim your time.
Socioeconomic and environmental factors are the largest contributors to patient health, so is it our duty to address them?
With tremendous change taking place in health care, the mood among family physicians is anxious, but there are reasons to be hopeful.
If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.
If we want joy in practice, we're going to have to try a different approach.
This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.