• Features

    A Practical Approach to Screening for Social Determinants of Health

    DAVID T. O'GUREK, CARLA HENKE

    Screening patients to understand their social context is the gateway to addressing barriers and improving health.

    Developing Standing Orders to Help Your Team Work to the Highest Level

    JASON LEUBNER, SUSANNE WILD

    Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

    It's Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership

    CHARLOTTE STITH-FLOOD

    Here's how to keep ego from getting in the way of effective teamwork.

    Deprescribing Unnecessary Medications: A Four-Part Process

    SCOTT ENDSLEY

    With too many patients taking too many unnecessary medications, deprescribing has become a required skill for primary care physicians. Here's how to go about it.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Screening for Social Determinants of Health: An Opportunity or Unreasonable Burden?

    Kenneth G. Adler

    Socioeconomic and environmental factors are the largest contributors to patient health, so is it our duty to address them?

    OPINION

    What Needs to Change to Make Deprescribing Doable

    RANIT MISHORI

    Polypharmacy constitutes a real patient-safety issue. Recognizing that is the first step toward change.

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    Five Mobile Apps for Mindfulness

    DAVID REBEDEW

    Recommend these apps for patients interested in incorporating mindfulness into their care plan.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CINDY HUGHES

    ICD-10 CODING FOR HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES | PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATION OF DIABETIC SHOES | UMBILICAL CAUTERIZATION

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Lianne Holloway, Brett Robinson, Jay Mercer

    IMPROVE YOUR SPIEL ABOUT UNNECESSARY ANTIBIOTICS | MANAGE YOUR ONLINE RATINGS | EASE THE SWITCH TO A NEW EHR SYSTEM | MAKE STAFF MORE AWARE OF DATA SECURITY

    THE LAST WORD

    How to Be Happy in Practice for 30-Plus Years

    DOUGLAS ILIFF

    These eight lessons can help you avoid burnout and enjoy medicine.

    SUPPLEMENT

    Making Sense of MACRA: Questions to Ask Your Employer

    Find out how your practice's Quality Payment Program strategy will impact you.



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