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Fam Pract Manag. 2002;9(10):8

I usually use this space to talk, but as I'm sure someone has said, I've never learned anything by talking. And as editor of a journal that is supposed to help family physicians practice, I have a pressing and continuous need to learn. I need to learn about the problems you're dealing with – both the ones you've solved and the ones you haven't. I need to know what's on your mind so that I can make sure FPM addresses those issues as best it can. I need to know how family physicians in the trenches have addressed the problems of practice today – what they have found to work and what they haven't. I need to know whether you have come up with a solution that could help a colleague and whether there's a solution out there that could help you.

While I have a variety of ways to learn all this, I'm always looking for new ones, and this strikes me as a useful one: I want to use the rest of this page to listen. What's on your mind? What you say will be taken down and used, not against you, but for you – in the planning of future FPM articles.

As you complete the form that can be downloaded below, please think in terms of the range of areas FPM is designed to help with – all aspects of family practice except the purely clinical. This includes everything from coding to career development and from clinical quality improvement to burnout prevention.

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