• Features

    Worth While Web: 50 Useful Sites for Family Physicians

    Mindi K. McKenna

    The World Wide Web can be a tremendous resource for you and your patients if you know where to look. Here's your guide.

    Identifying the Causes of Staff Turnover

    Judy Capko

    You may be able to reduce turnover by finding out how your practice looks through the eyes of your staff.

    Seven Tips for Effecting Legislative Change

    Roger A. Hofford

    Getting involved in state and local politics is another way you can care for your patients and community.

    Tailoring New Physicians to Fit Your Practice

    Randall Grimshaw

    Find out how one group created an orientation program that assimilates new doctors more quickly and creates an increased sense of loyalty.

    EDITOR'S PAGE

    Web Site Reviewers Wanted: Help Build the Family Practice Web

    Robert L. Edsall

    People are always marveling (or complaining) about the inconceivable amount of stuff available on the Internet. As Mindi McKenna, PhD, says in this issue, physicians are more likely to use the Internet for personal than for professional purposes, in large measure because...

    LETTERS

    Patient privacy

    Finding the balance

    Richard C. Braun

    The other side of the EMR story

    Correction

    GETTING PAID

    Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training

    Kent J. Moore

    The reimbursement might make it worth your time to become an accredited diabetes educator.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    Documenting a level-V visit | The risk of prescription drug management | Urinalysis in OB care | Fluorescein staining | 90862 + E/M code?

    MONITOR

    MONITOR

    IOM calls for overhaul of health care system | HIPAA privacy rules delayed | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | PRACTICE PEARLS from here and there | Managed care loses steam | Care guidelines for all | Change of heart | Wide-open spaces | Can't get no satisfaction |...

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Focus on the Family, Part II: Does a Family Focus Affect Patient Outcomes?

    Robin S. Gotler, Jack H. Medalie, Stephen J. Zyzanski, George E. Kikano, Kurt C. Stange

    By being aware of the strengths and limitations of your family focus style, you can help preserve the family in “family practice.”

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Patient advocate | Co-pays

    SALARIED FP

    Limiting Restrictive Covenants

    Michael R. Burke

    Don't let a restrictive covenant keep you from signing an employment contract, but don't ignore it either.

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Michael J. Schoppmann, Kern Augustine Conroy, null Schoppmann, null PC, J. Landy Damsey, Paula L. Smith, Keith Borglum

    Part-time malpractice premiums | Defining repricing | Workers' comp claims | Practice administrator vs. office manager

    BALANCING ACT

    Five Priority-Setting Traps

    Pamela J. Vaccaro

    You have an impressive to-do list, but you're still not getting things done. Wonder why?



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