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These lessons from the business world can work in your practice, too.
More and more family physicians are adding new services and getting rave reviews. Here’s how to find the niche that’s right for you.
If you’d like to tame your call load, increase patient satisfaction and make money while you sleep, consider opening an after-hours clinic.
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).
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.
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.