• Features

    Solo Practice: The Way of the Future

    Douglas Iliff

    Is there still a place for the rugged individualist in medicine? Here’s one family physician who says, “Yes!”

    How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve

    Emily Hill

    It’s easier than you might think to get what’s coming to you.

    Leadership Is a Learned Skill

    Robert B. Taylor

    Step right up and take the lead. The opportunities are multiplying.

    Two Tried-and-True Tools for E/M Documentation

    Leigh Ann Backer

    They don’t just help you code better. They also help make the documentation guidelines less annoying.

    Rediscovering the Joy of Family Practice

    C. Carolyn Thiedke

    Developing a strong inner world helps us gain a new enthusiasm for our work, which in turn makes us better physicians.

    EDITOR’S PAGE

    Looking Over Our Shoulder

    Robert L. Edsall

    You may not be better off than you were 10 years ago, but our current health care non-system might be germinating the seeds of something better.

    LETTERS

    Improving office visits for patients and docs

    Sherry Knox

    Patients are our primary concern

    Jaymi S. Meyers

    Bringing care to the home

    David L. Mitchell

    Systems thinking: leading the way

    Julian T. Hsu

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    Kent J. Moore

    The questions and answers featured in this installment of Coding & Documentation address subjects we tend to get asked about again and again. Each item was previously published in FPM.

    GETTING PAID

    ICD-9 Changes and Other Spooky Things

    Kent J. Moore

    It’s a new bag of tricks this year, but don’t worry. Our updated tools will keep you coding quickly and accurately.

    IMPROVING PATIENT CARE

    Cost-Effectiveness Begins Between Your Ears

    Robert D. Gillette

    Use common sense in observing and assessing patients before you start writing orders.

    PRACTICE DIARY

    PRACTICE DIARY

    Sanford J. Brown

    Office makeover | The shock of recognition | The over-the-hill gang

    ASK FPM

    ASK FPM

    Thomas P. Wier, III, Debra Phairas, F. Michael Arnow

    The questions and answers featured in this installment of Ask FPM address subjects we tend to get asked about again and again. Each item was previously published in FPM.

    BALANCING ACT

    The Day Care Stare

    Jo Ann Rosenfeld

    The struggle of a physician who is also a parent is exacting and ongoing.



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