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Scope of practice

Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role [Feature]

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.


Sep 2004 Issue
Starting Off on the Right Foot [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.


Mar 2004 Issue
Fighting for Hospital Privileges [Feature]

When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.


Sep 2002 Issue
Recreating Family Practice [Editor's Page]

Do you find your scope of practice yielding to outside pressure? Such pressures can squeeze out deliveries, inpatient care, surgical assisting, nursing home care, house calls – anything that increases your liability exposure or interrupts the rapid flow of patients from waiting room to exam room to check-out desk.


Sep 2001 Issue
Is It Time to Re-examine Family Practice? [Feature]

Stressed from within and without, family practice could flourish or fade in the coming years.


May 2000 Issue
Readers Speak Out on Family Physicians' Scope of Practice [Feature]

Is the scope of family practice narrowing? See how your colleagues answer this question.


Feb 2000 Issue
Are the Edges of Family Practice Being Worn Away? [Feature]

A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?


Oct 1998 Issue
Remind Patients of Your Scope of Practice [Marketing Tips]

The author discusses a poster designed for his exam rooms that helps remind his patients about the scope of family practice.


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