Patient education

May 2006 Issue
An Update on Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement [Feature]

Slowly but surely, it's getting easier to help your patients kick the habit.

Jan 2005 Issue
A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation [Improving Patient Care]

The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

Sep 2004 Issue
Starting Off on the Right Foot [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.

May 2004 Issue
How to Make the Media Your Public Health Partner [Feature]

Your local media can help you promote good health care to your entire community.

Nov-Dec 2003 Issue
Mourners' Rights [Patient Education]

Nov-Dec 2003 Issue
When Your Patients Are in Mourning [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes how family physicians can assist patients through the mourning process and provides a patient education handout.

Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors [Patient Education]

Feb 2002 Issue
Prescriptions: Why They're So Complicated [Patient Education]

Patient education piece designed to help the patient understand the responsibilities of the pharmacy, the physician and the patient when it comes to filling, refilling and paying for prescribed drugs.

Sep 2001 Issue
Understanding Your Health Plan's Rules [Patient Education]

Patient education piece designed to help the patient identify the kind of managed care plan he is a member of.

Jun 2001 Issue
Understanding Your Insurance Coverage [Patient Education]

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