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Thursday Jan 07, 2021

Practical lessons learned from administering COVID vaccine in a small office setting

Administering the COVID vaccine takes more effort than doing flu shots. Here are 13 lessons to help you prepare.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jan 07, 2021 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 04, 2021

COVID-19 is causing a mental health crisis: here’s one model to help these patients

Family physicians can play a key role in managing behavioral health conditions, especially in areas where psychiatric resources are scarce.


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Posted at 11:45PM Jan 04, 2021 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 04, 2021

What’s new with E/M coding? This chart can help you remember

Physicians and other qualified health professionals will now be able to level visits based solely on either medical decision making or total time.


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Posted at 11:30PM Jan 04, 2021 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 10, 2020

How to talk to your patients about COVID-19: symptoms, exposure, the vaccine, and misinformation

Especially now, engaging our patients is an even more critical part of our job: dispelling misinformation and giving our patients solid, evidence-based guidance.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 10, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Sunday Dec 06, 2020

Four things your team can do to help you save time and avoid burnout

While there are many problems in the health care system causing physicians to burn out, one possible solution is to lean on your care team as much as possible.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 06, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Saturday Dec 05, 2020

Coding COVID-19 exposure

Use this diagnosis code for encounters with patients who have suspected exposure to the coronavirus but do not have symptoms of COVID-19.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 05, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Dec 04, 2020

When to speak up: A guiding principle for public advocacy

Family physicians have a distinct mission that extends outside the clinic to matters of public concern.


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Posted at 11:45PM Dec 04, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

How organizations cause burnout — and what can be done

A National Academy of Medicine report identified numerous factors that contribute to physician burnout, many of which were organizational in nature.


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Posted at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

Advance care planning: do’s and don'ts

If you’ve been avoiding these difficult but important conversations, here are some do’s and don’ts to help you get started.


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Posted at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Saturday Nov 21, 2020

Five simple procedures for point-of-care ultrasound beginners

Ultrasound devices are more portable and affordable than ever and have head-to-toe applications for primary care. But primary care physicians shouldn’t start with complicated, high-stakes procedures.


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Posted at 11:45PM Nov 21, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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