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Friday Apr 19, 2019

Four tools to help you identify patient medications that need to be deprescribed

If your patient is taking multiple medications, some of which may have become unnecessary or harmful, use these four tools to begin the process of deprescribing.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 19, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 17, 2019

How to get elected officials to support your health policy goals

Public officials can be a great resource for helping you achieve changes in local health policy. Here are four steps to get elected leaders on your side.


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Posted at 08:00AM Apr 17, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 12, 2019

Four ways to better care for patients with a history of childhood trauma

trauma informed care

When caring for patients with a history of childhood trauma, some simple shifts in your communication habits can signal to patients that your practice is a safe space for them and help avoid re-traumatization.


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Posted at 08:00AM Apr 12, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 11, 2019

Stop multitasking, and do this instead

Constantly switching your focus from one task to another comes at a cost, decreasing your cognitive ability and productivity. What’s a better approach?


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Posted at 08:00AM Apr 11, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

How to handle negative reviews

As patients increasingly use online reviews to express their opinions about their medical care and search for doctors, practices need to be paying attention to this information.


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Posted at 11:45PM Apr 10, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 05, 2019

Five mobile apps to improve your personal and professional productivity

productivity apps

Physicians have lots on their plate and limited time. These top-rated mobile apps will help you make the most of it.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 05, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 04, 2019

Three ways to get patients to use your portal

If you want more of your patients to communicate with you through your online portal, follow these three strategies.


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Posted at 11:00PM Apr 04, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 03, 2019

What to say when antibiotics are unnecessary

This Oregon-based physician discusses how she handles discussions with patients who demand antibiotics when they are not necessary or useful.


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Posted at 05:00PM Apr 03, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 29, 2019

Five signs of possible medication diversion in your practice

medication diversion

The misuse by patients of prescription medications, especially controlled substances, is a major problem for primary care physicians. Look for these signs of potential medical diversion.


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Posted at 09:00AM Mar 29, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 28, 2019

Why being humble can make you a better leader

Physician leaders do not necessarily need big, self-confident personalities to attract and inspire their teams. Here are some reasons why some humility can go a long way.


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Posted at 11:00PM Mar 28, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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