Feb 2008 Issue
Defending the Real Standard of Care [The Last Word]

When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.

Nov-Dec 2006 Issue
Fixing Patients vs. Fixing Bicycles [The Last Word]

“If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Diagnosis Du Jour [The Last Word]

When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.

Mar 2006 Issue
Disabled ... or Otherwise Enabled? [Editorial]

Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it's a tough job. There may be some instances in which we disadvantage our patients by categorizing them as disabled.

Mar 2005 Issue
A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury [Improving Patient Care]

The article is part of the "Point-of-Care Guides" series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Feb 2002 Issue
Seven Tips to Improve Your ICD-9 Coding for Diagnostic Tests [Getting Paid]

The article explains recent instructions issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that clarify current diagnosis coding guidelines for reporting diagnostic tests.

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