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    How to Prepare for and Survive a Violent Patient Encounter

    KENNETH S. CHENG

    When the unthinkable happens, having a plan that you have practiced regularly can make all the difference.

    Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office

    ALICIA KOWALCHUK, MARIA MEJIA DE GRUBB, ROGER ZOOROB

    Use this guide to plan for offering medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine.

    Five Ways to Communicate Risks So That Patients Understand

    SARINA SCHRAGER

    When discussing a patient's risk of developing a disease or the risks associated with a screening test, these simple techniques can ensure clarity.

    FROM THE EDITOR

    Communicating Risks: Let's Talk Numeracy

    Kenneth G. Adler

    Understanding numeracy will make your risk conversations with patients more effective.

    SPPACES: MEDICAL APP REVIEWS

    Six Mobile Apps to Make Prescribing Easier

    DAVID REBEDEW

    These apps can help you more effectively make medication decisions on the go.

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CODING & DOCUMENTATION

    CINDY HUGHES

    WHEN THE CHIEF COMPLAINT IS “MEDICATION REFILL” | 99221 FOR SECOND HOSPITAL ENCOUNTER? | STAPH INFECTION OF A WOUND

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    PRACTICE PEARLS

    Megan Lykke, Shmuel Chencinski, Richard Ginnetti, Jaydev Jani

    KNOW YOUR RVUs | SET ANTIBIOTIC EXPECTATIONS BEFORE A SORE THROAT EXAM | USE A WHITE BOARD TO TRACK HIGH-RISK PATIENTS

    THE LAST WORD

    What Makes a Doctor Truly Great

    KENNY LIN

    This one skill separates the good from the great.



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