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Monday Apr 06, 2020

10 communication tips for physician phone visits during COVID-19

Telephone visits may pose fewer technology challenges than telehealth (video) visits, but they present unique communication challenges of their own as a result of the lack of face-to-face communication.

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Posted at 11:00AM Apr 06, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Managing a telephone encounter: Five tips for effective communication

It can be hard to let patients know you understand them without the benefit of nonverbal cues. These tips can help.

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Posted at 12:00PM Mar 31, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

The parking lot visit: how it works

In an effort to minimize patient and staff exposure to infectious pathogens (such as COVID-19), some clinics are conducting parts or the entirety of the encounter in the parking lot or even in the patient's car.

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Posted at 12:30PM Mar 25, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 26, 2020

Two reasons to provide Medicare annual wellness visits

With less than 16 percent of eligible patients receiving a Medicare annual wellness visit, patients and practices are missing out on two key benefits.

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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 26, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 20, 2020

Unhealthy family dynamics in the exam room: how to respond

When family members complicate a patient visit, consider these five questions to get to the root of the problem and respond appropriately.

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Posted at 01:00PM Feb 20, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Saturday Feb 15, 2020

The 4Ms: Simplifying complex care decision making for older adults

Medical training focuses on curing or treating as many of a patient's health problems as possible, but when providing complex care for older patients with multiple chronic diseases, it can be easy to lose focus on what outcomes matter most to the patient.

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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 15, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 14, 2020

Three tips for being present

When demands and distractions intrude on your patient encounters, practice these three tips for being fully present.

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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 14, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Feb 06, 2020

A simple way to build trust with young patients

Doing this one thing during a visit can get pediatric appointments off to a good start by showing kids you care about them and respect them.

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Posted at 08:00PM Feb 06, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 30, 2020

Team documentation: who does what during the visit?

Team documentation can boost physician efficiency, but which tasks should you delegate and which tasks should you keep?

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Posted at 11:30AM Jan 30, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

One thing every physician can do to help change health policy

Physicians, who see firsthand the effects poor health policy can have on a community, can be a powerful voice to help bring about change. Here’s how.

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Posted at 09:00PM Jan 29, 2020 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

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