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Office-Based Strategies to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2021 - The goal is not simply to avoid antibiotics but to use them in a judicious manner. Here are 10 steps family physicians, practices, and leaders can take.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Social Media for Doctors: Taking Professional and Patient Engagement to the Next Level ...

Feb 1, 2020 - Some of the top family physicians on social media share their best practices for building a following and avoiding common pitfalls.

Family Practice Management : Articles

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

Jun 1, 2018 - Use this seven-step plan to create protocols that improve efficiency and reduce physician workloads.

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Practice Pearls - Nov-Dec 2020 -- FPM

Dec 1, 2020 - Ask three questions before using race-based clinical algorithms | What to do when a patient makes a discriminatory remark | Address inequity by supporting Black-owned businesses

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls

Tools for Better Dementia Care -- FPM

Feb 1, 2019 - Quality measures and clinical tools can bring focus and clarity to caring for patients with cognitive impairment and supporting their caregivers.

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The Case for Medical Chaperones -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Screening Your Adult Patients for Depression -- FPM

Apr 1, 2016 - Family physicians are well-placed to catch depression in patients early - and get reimbursed for it.

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Managing Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care: Six Five-Minute Tools -- FPM

Apr 1, 2017 - These practical strategies can help family physicians support patients with depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health issues.

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Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? -- FPM

Oct 1, 2016 - While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

The Recertification Exam: Then and Now -- FPM

Aug 1, 2015 - Since 1970, when the author sat for the first family medicine certification exam, a lot has changed - but not everything.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

Letters - Mar-Apr 2012 -- FPM

Apr 1, 2012 - ...also ask good questions, so preceptors often find themselves updating their own knowledge about trends in medicine and clinical practice guidelines. Precepting gives everyone on a practice’s team an opportunity to teach. Residents and students need practice management experience as...

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Building the Case for the Patient-Centered Medical Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2009 - A coalition is working to prove the concept and create an imperative for change. Payers and policymakers are getting on board. Are you?

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Stark III: Refinement Not Revolution (Part 2) -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - The regulations include good news for physicians who work with hospitals.

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Letters - Jan 2008 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2008 - ...provide preventive care with a team approach, telephone and e-mail care, and disease management, all with careful attention to practice guidelines, cost and value. So what happened? It is certainly convenient to blame the payer industry for all of the woes of medical practice;...

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The Medical Home: An Idea Whose Time Has Come ... Again -- FPM

Sep 1, 2007 - Physicians, employers, legislators and payers think medical homes may be the key to health system reform.

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TransforMed Tries to Rebuild Family Medicine -- FPM

May 1, 2007 - The national demonstration project nears the halfway mark with many hard lessons already learned.

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Improving Office Practice: Working Smarter, Not Harder -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Seemingly simple strategies can transform your practice.

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Letters - Feb 2007 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2007 - ...answer to the ultimate question. They seem to think that the best way to gain control over their flock is to force us to follow best practice guidelines and adopt EHRs, which can be easily data-mined. The trial lawyers will try this route to shut down the practice of real medicine....

Family Practice Management : Letters

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Using a clinical prediction tool at the point of care will help you choose which course is best for your patient.

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Using a Simple Patient Registry to Improve Your Chronic Disease Care -- FPM

Apr 1, 2006 - Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.

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Escaping the Tyranny of the Urgent by Delivering Planned Care -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - These four components can help you provide care that is more proactive, organized and satisfying.

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News & Trends - Mar 2006 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2006 - ...Clinical practice guideline software 12.3% Outcomes analysis 10.9% E-prescribing 9.7% Web-based consults or e-visits 5.8% Online appointment scheduling 5.7% Group visits Source: AAFP. Practice Profile I. 2005. Percentage of family physicians who use...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

How to Answer Your Clinical Questions More Efficiently -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - Asking focused questions and knowing where to look can lead to quicker answers.

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Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse the trend.

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Monitor - Jul 2005 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - ...Many patients fail to receive the recommended chronic disease care as outlined in national practice guidelines. But according to a new study in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, physicians aren't to blame. Instead, there simply isn't enough time to do what the...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

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