Rural practice

May/June 2021 Issue
Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas [Feature]

Overcome barriers to care by using telehealth, supporting home-based treatment, and partnering with local and state services.

November/December 2013 Issue
Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice [Feature]

In the face of industry consolidation and employment, small practices are joining forces to control their own destinies and remain competitive.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Reality of Being a "Quaint" Country Doctor [The Last Word]

There's so much more to rural medicine than making house calls across the picturesque countryside.

May 2005 Issue
A New Identity for Family Medicine: Physicians for the Underserved [Editorial]

By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Sep 2004 Issue
Making a Living and a Life [Balancing Act]

The author outlines a goal-setting process he has used throughout his career to help him achieve personal and professional satisfaction.

Mar 2003 Issue
Sharing Maternity Care [Feature]

Access to maternity care is a public health concern in many rural areas. Sharing care among physicians and other health care providers is one solution.

May 2000 Issue
A Bonus Deal From Medicare [Getting Paid]

This article will describe which rural services qualify for the 10-percent bonus discount from Medicare and how physicians can access the bonus (since it's not automatic). The article also will include a list of the regional rural office contacts and underserved regions.

Mar 2000 Issue
A Model for Successful Rural Practice [Feature]

This community-supported practice meets the needs of both the community and the physicians serving it.

May 1998 Issue
Rural Practice and Managed Care: A Success Story [Feature]

These family physicians have found a way to gain the leverage needed to manage managed care.

Jan 1998 Issue
Using Loan Abatement as a Rural Recruiting Tool [Staff Management]

The author describes a how practices in underserved areas can use a little known section of the tax code to get the student loans of new recruits forgiven.

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