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Most of our patients will eventually seek urgent care, so we need to get along.
You can do it all, or do some of it better.
Your patients will soon be able to choose between your office and the big-box retailer around the corner when they're feeling sick. Will this trend bring increased competition or cooperation?
Whatever we do in response to the advent of retail clinics, it seems that they have a place in health care as long as they are able to improve access, decrease costs and improve quality.
New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.
The article discusses confidentiality provisions, trade secrets and non-solicitation clauses of physician employment contracts and offers a four-part test to determine whether they are enforceable under the law.
Diversification can help your practice thrive — and deepen your humanity.
A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?
This installment in an ongoing series of brief web-site reviews will describe a site that makes data about physician performance available to patients. The article will inform readers about what your patients can find out about you on the Web.