• FPM at 25: Our favorite articles and covers from the last 25 years

    In the October 1993 inaugural issue of FPM, founding editor-in-chief Robert L. Edsall declared that “FPM is not an ordinary practice management journal.” It was about more than that.

    For the last 25 years, FPM has published practical, authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to better practice, healthier patients, and a rewarding career for family physicians while helping make sense of the constant changes in health care. To mark this milestone, we’ve picked some of our favorite covers (see above) and 25 of our favorite articles from the archives (see below), which together tell a story of family physicians’ strengths, innovation, and resilience.

    Whether you have been reading FPM since the beginning or have only recently discovered us, thank you for reading, interacting, and sharing these ideas. We hope to serve you for another 25 years. And if these past articles inspire you to write for FPM, contact us with your article idea or visit our Authors Guide.

    The top 25:

    1. Five Communication Strategies to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Illness
    Harriet Boxer, PhD, and Susan Snyder, MD

    2. Six Payment Opportunities You May Have Overlooked
    Terry L. Mills, MD, FAAFP

    3. Don’t be a Target for a Malpractice Suit
    Edward G. Zurad, MD

    4. Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder
    Christine A. Sinsky, MD

    5. Eight Ways to Lower Practice Stress and Get Home Sooner
    Dike Drummond, MD

    6. Rethinking the Difficult Patient Encounter
    Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH

    7. What Should You Do When Your Patient Brings a List?
    Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, Sue Gaard, RN, MS

    8. Breaking Even on Four Visits Per Day
    Brian R. Forrest, MD

    9. The Danger of a Dysfunctional Medical Practice
    John-Henry Pfifferling, PhD

    10. Documenting and Coding Preventive Visits: A Physician's Perspective
    Timothy Owolabi, MD, CPC, and Isac Simpson, DO

    11. Getting to No: How to Respond to Inappropriate Patient Requests
    Michelle Kane, PsyD, and Lee Chambliss, MD

    12. How to Lead Up in Your Organization
    John P. Franko, MD

    13. A New Approach to Making Your Doctor-Nurse Team More Productive
    Peter Anderson, MD, and Marc D. Halley, MBA

    14. Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature
    Thomas E. Robinson II, PhD, George L. White Jr., PhD, MSPH, and John C. Houchins, MD

    15. Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns?
    Ronald M. Epstein, MD, Larry Mauksch, MEd, Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH, and Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD

    16. Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: Reframing
    Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP

    17. The Art of Medicine: Seven Skills That Promote Mastery
    Thomas R. Egnew, EdD, LICSW

    18. Family Medicine Should Shape Reform, Not Vice Versa
    Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH

    19. The Problem With Patient Satisfaction Scores
    John W. Bachman, MD

    20. Leadership in a Health Care Organization: Not Like Private Practice
    Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH

    21. Six Characteristics of Effective Practice Teams
    Berdi Safford, MD, and Cynthia A. Manning, MA

    22. Getting Your Notes Done on Time
    Colleen T. Fogarty, MD, MSc

    23. How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years
    Douglas Iliff, MD

    24. How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve
    Emily Hill, PA-C

    25. Same-Day Appointments: Exploding the Access Paradigm
    Mark Murray, MD, MPA, Catherine Tantau, BSN, MPA

    Posted on Oct 29, 2018 by FPM Editors

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