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When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these tips for being fully present.
This model can make patients true partners in improving their care and that of others.
The best doctors demonstrate not only what they know but also that they care.
Joining patients' Internet networks can lead to faster and better communication.
Health care reform and the spread of high-deductible plans mean confusion for patients – and uncertainty for your practice.
Poor communication in just one area can affect the entire health care experience.
Used in combination with traditional medical treatment, health coaching can help improve outcomes by getting patients more involved in their own health.
It's time to focus on what you do best.
Sometimes the best way to solve our patients' medical problems is to make sure they're taking their medicine.
Time is short, but getting to know your patients can be invaluable.