• Features

    Four Evidence-Based Communication Strategies to Enhance Patient Care

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    These communication skills will increase patient engagement and satisfaction without slowing you down.

    How Service Agreements Can Improve Referrals and Shrink the Medical Neighborhood

    BERDI H. SAFFORD

    Defining expectations with consultants can make referrals easier for both you and your patients.

    10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated

    CATHRYN B. HEATH, ELIZABETH C. CLARK, JENNA HOWARD

    Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

    How to Excel at Access — and Why It Matters

    TERRY “LEE” MILLS

    Patients do better and cost less when they have ready access to primary care, but could your practice be thinking about access all wrong?

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    Six Mobile Apps to Get Patients Started Exercising

    DAVID REBEDEW

    Patients have many reasons for not being active. These apps can help push past some of those obstacles.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Physician-Patient Communication: A Family Medicine Strength

    Kenneth G. Adler

    But there is always room for improvement.

    OPINION

    The Case for Medical Chaperones

    ALLEN L. PIMIENTA, RACHEL E. GIBLON

    It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CINDY HUGHES

    INITIATING VISITS FOR CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT | FLU VACCINE CODING | FISH HOOK REMOVAL

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Jay Mercer, Michael D. Jacobson

    ADD A MONITOR TO IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY | FORGET THE “FEEDBACK SANDWICH” | WIPE YOUR COMPUTER CLEAN, LITERALLY | TRACK YOUR TIME TO LOOK FOR EFFICIENCIES

    THE LAST WORD

    How to Have a Good Goodbye

    J. LEBRON MCBRIDE

    When it's time to move on because of a new job, retirement, or a life change, these six things can help you say goodbye well.



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