ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
As part of the Future of Family Medicine project, the specialty put itself under a glaring spotlight to see where it currently stands.
Laughter is the best medicine. And medicine often makes for the best laughter.
The author explains how he made himself more available to patients (by handing our his home phone number, taking his own call and implementing "open access" scheduling) and shares the positive results he has seen (improved patient satisfaction, improved financial performance and a shorter physician work week).
How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.
May 2002 Issue
Does Health Habit Advice Affect Patient Satisfaction? [Improving Patient Care]
The article will explore how patients feel about and respond to health habit counseling provided by their family physician, relying on data from the Direct Observation of Primary Care study.
Being courteous to patients and staff can increase satisfaction with the practice, make the work environment more pleasant and decrease stress levels, and it doesn't cost a thing.
Here’s how to assess and improve the level of service your practice is currently providing.
Compassionate care will help them even if they never lose a pound.
Looking at your system through the eyes of a patient will help you understand what you need.