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Friday Jan 04, 2019

How to structure the patient visit for better communication

Patient visits tend to go better if you and your patient are on the same page. To accomplish this, try structuring your patient visits to start with a brief moment of collaborative agenda-setting.


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Posted at 09:45AM Jan 04, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 03, 2019

EHRs occupy 24 percent of doctors’ time, says survey

Family physicians spend 51 hours in practice each week, with 24 percent of that time spent interacting with the electronic health record (EHR). What can physicians do to make their EHR work less frustrating?


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Posted at 12:15PM Jan 03, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019

Four mistakes to avoid when talking with patients about risk

Helping patients understand their risk of developing a certain disease or the risks associated with a screening test can be complicated. Don’t make these four mistakes.


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Posted at 08:00PM Jan 02, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Dec 14, 2018

Five ways to avoid problems with patient satisfaction scores

Patient satisfaction scores are being used to grade physician performance and even dictate salary. Here are ways to make sure the scores are correctly generated and used.


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Posted at 05:00PM Dec 14, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 13, 2018

Coming soon: Medicare payment for virtual encounters

Among the new codes going into effect in 2019 are several that reimburse physicians for various types of virtual encounters.


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Posted at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

Help patients remember to get their flu shot

Here's a method for helping your patients remember to get a flu shot in case they forget or don't know you have immunizations available.


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Posted at 12:00PM Dec 12, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

Johnston Memorial Hospital wins 2018 FPM Award for Practice Improvement

The family medicine residency program and family physician-led hospitalist team at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Va., have won this year’s FPM Award for Practice Improvement.


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Posted at 10:45AM Dec 11, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Dec 07, 2018

Violence in the office: six questions to help you prepare

To prepare for potential violent incidents, every practice should develop an Emergency Operations Plan that answers these questions.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 07, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 05, 2018

Two mobile apps to help patients lose weight

To supplement your normal advice to patients about healthy eating and exercise, you can also recommend these two mobile apps to help patients gain more control.


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Posted at 09:00AM Dec 05, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 30, 2018

How to say no to inappropriate patient requests

Saying no to these requests while preserving the patient relationship takes skill, but three tips can help.


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Posted at 08:00AM Nov 30, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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