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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...are usually transferred to public hospitals. And vacation and holiday time off is guaranteed. In other words, no one has ever died from the stress of being a prison doctor. If you work at a women’s correctional facility, you will need gynecological skills; obstetrical skills are a...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p33.pdf

14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p33.html

2019 NCCL Summary of Actions

...education in nutrition, physical activity, behavior change, sleep health, tobacco cessation, alcohol use reduction, emotional wellness, and stress reduction. Adopted Commission on Governmental Advocacy 2005 Longitudinal Electronic Medical Record Training Substitute: RESOLVED,...

Events

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/events/alf_ncsc/2019NCCLSummaryofActions.pdf

34 Pieces of Advice Worth Repeating -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p14.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - This approach to family practice assures continuity of care for your patients as well as a healthy life balance and a decent paycheck for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/p29.html

A Job-Share Model for the New Millennium -- Family Practice Management

...services for valid and complex reasons, including the need to protect their personal lives. In some cases, the result has fragmented care, stressed the doctor-patient relationship and placed heavy productivity demands on physicians, who must provide a high number of office visits to...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0900/fpm20020900p29.pdf

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- Family Practice Management

...in today’s health care environment as costs escalate, reimbursement declines and the malprac-tice crisis continues. Normal workplace stresses are exacerbated by longer hours, less pay and zero tolerance for error, which can lead to fractured relationships among partners or employed...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/fpm20051000p54.pdf

A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician -- FPM

Oct 1, 2005 - From tail coverage to giving notice, here’s how to prepare yourself, your partners and your patients for your departure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1000/p54.html

A Productivity Primer -- FPM

May 1, 2002 - The author describes the different ways physician productivity is currently being measured and how those measurements are being used.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0500/p72.html

AAFP Backgrounder: Medical Liability

...Medical liability laws exist to allow patients to seek recompense when physicians or other clinicians cause unwanted harm. Medical malpractice cases can be detrimental to physicians but also to patients because of increased system and health insurance costs. To appropriately address...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/legal/liability/BKG-MedicalLiability.pdf

AAFP Letter to CMS with Final Comments on the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee ...

...RVUs Malpractice RVUs Total RVUs 99202-99205 1.90 1.69 0.14 3.73 99212-99215 1.22 1.25 0.08 2.55 CMS believes it has identified three types of E/M visits that differ from the typical E/M visit and are not appropriately reflected in the current office/outpatient E/M code set...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/LT-CMS-2019ProposedMPFS-090618.pdf

AAFP News - Feb 1, 2009 - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2009 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0201/p191.html

AAFP News - Jun 1, 2003 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2003 - Selected policy and health issues news briefs from AAFP News Now.

American Family Physician : AAFP News: AFP Edition

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0601/p2249.html

AFP Clerkship 2012-2013

...An Overview (05/01/2009) Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome (07/01/2005) Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging (04/15/2007) Update on Exercise Stress Testing (11/15/2006) Radiologic Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain-Suspected Myocardial Ischemia (08/15/2007) Contemporary Management of Angina:...

Med School and Residency

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/medical_education_residency/fmig/AFPClerkship.pdf

afp20180401p432.pdf

...found that the most commonly reported barriers to reducing overuse included malpractice con- cern, patient requests for services, lack of time for shared decision making, and tests recommended by subspecialists.10 Increasing awareness of the Choosing Wisely recommendations is an...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/afp20180401p432.pdf

Aiding the Wounded Among Us -- FPM

Dec 1, 2007 - When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/1100/p52.html

Amicus Brief: Texas v United States - April 1, 2019

In defense of significant coverage gains and key patient protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and other leading physician organizations today filed an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. United States.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-TexasVUS-040119.pdf

Approaching the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2003 - The suicide of a patient can be devastating to the family and to the family physician. The patient's death may shake the physician's confidence, undermine any willingness to work with patients with a mental illness, and provoke professional and legal review. In an attempt to help the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1101/p1814.html

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- Family Practice Management

...from a process of recertification (e.g., through a cognitive exam administered every seven years) to maintenance of certification, which stresses lifelong learning and ongoing improvement. The move was made in response to public concerns about health care safety and qual- ity, as...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/fpm20050100p42.pdf

Are You Ready for Maintenance of Certification? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The new board recertification process has garnered mixed reviews from family physicians. Find out how it will impact you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p42.html

Artful Communication of Evidence Can Overcome Anecdotal Fears

Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. It's up to us to clearly communicate why and how we follow the evidence.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/artful_communication_of_evidence_can.html

Ask FPM - May 2000 -- FPM

May 1, 2000 - ...value scale (RBRVS). Under RBRVS, total RVUs for each CPT code are the sum of three components: work RVUs, practice-expense RVUs and malpractice RVUs. You may want to clarify with these insurers whether they're using total RVUs or work RVUs to estimate your work. Payment is usually...

Family Practice Management : Q&As

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/0500/p67.html

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- Family Practice Management

...In late 2003, a year marked by rising malpractice insurance premiums, HIPAA compliance deadlines, ongo-ing reimbursement struggles and questions about the future of family medicine, the editors of Family Practice Management decided enough was enough. Determined to counter the tumultuous...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/fpm20040900p27.pdf

Big Ideas to Help Your Practice Thrive -- FPM

Sep 1, 2004 - Your family physician colleagues share their best ideas for energizing and strengthening the practice of medicine.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0900/p27.html

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...Stress and change Jul-Aug 2008 Issue Decline and Fall [From the Editor] Is it time to call in hospice for the health care system? Jul-Aug 2008 Issue Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence [Feature] Developing a leave plan can help your partners and...

Family Practice Management

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...Stress and change Jan 2003 Issue Small Change: Nickel and Dime Stuff Can Make a Difference [Editor's Page] Jack Silversin and Mary Jane Kornacki’s article in this issue gives excellent advice on how to bring about change. But it also is a demonstration of how hard it is to bring...

Family Practice Management

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...Malpractice and liability Nov-Dec 2002 Issue A Primer on Employment Contracts [Salaried FP] This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts. Nov-Dec 2002 Issue The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Answers to Frequently Asked...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=138&page=2

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...How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? [Editor's Page] Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue. Jan 2003 Issue Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk [Feature] If there’s a bright spot in the medical liability system, it’s...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/viewRelatedDocumentsByTaxonomy.htm?taxonomyId=141&page=1

Burnout Part 2: Adopting a Systems Approach to Prevention

Carl Olden, M.D., examines methods to approach physician burnout and resilience from the perspectives of the small practice, the multispecialty group and hospital medical staff.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180219lv-burnout.html

Cashing in on House Calls -- Family Practice Management

...Ongoing expenses include cell phone, fax line, Internet access, auto maintenance, license renewal fees and malpractice insurance, if you carry it. I don’t. Malpractice insurance is especially high in my state, and my risk is relatively low because I have a low-volume practice, do...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/fpm20060200p67.pdf

Cashing in on House Calls -- FPM

Feb 1, 2006 - A cash-only, house call practice enabled this physician to earn more while spending less.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0200/p67.html

Coding for Evaluation and Management Services

Maximize payment and reduce stress by understanding how to properly document and code for evaluation and management (E/M) services.

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/practice-and-career/getting-paid/coding/evaluation-management.html

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- Family Practice Management

...Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here’s how to withstand the pressure. Chances are better than 50/50 thatyou’ll be sued for malpractice atleast once during your career.1So, what’s the good news? Most lawsuits don’t go to trial and those few that do usually...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/fpm20010500p41.pdf

Coping With the Stress of Being Sued -- FPM

May 1, 2001 - Malpractice accusations can be emotionally devastating. Here's how to withstand the pressure.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0500/p41.html

Crafting a Life That's Right for Me, My Family and Patients

After the birth of twins, Beth Oller, M.D., restructured her life so she could offer the best of herself to both her family and her practice.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171127fp-selfcare.html

Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

Culture Shock: Practice Transitions Impact Our Loved Ones

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/culture_shock_practice_transitions_impact.html

Defining "Confined to the Home" -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - The author explains recent guidance from Medicare regarding how to determine whether a patient meets Medicare's definition of confined to the home (i.e., homebound).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p20.html

Demand Management: The Patient Education Connection -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The easy, affordable demand management strategy might also be the most effective.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p65.html

Depositions: Defending Your Care

...Professional competency, clear com-munication and complete docu-mentation build a bulwark againstclaims of malpractice. Despite these fortifications, a window of vulnerability remains open to accusations of inferior or improper care. Closing this window proves difficult, especially...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/fpm20010700p34.pdf

Depositions: Defending Your Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - If you’re sued for malpractice, follow these safe deposition tips and you may not have to go to court.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p34.html

Diary from a Week in Practice - Dec 15, 2003 - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2003 - ...perplexed. She had heard that lawyers sometimes sue every doctor who saw a patient, even if he or she had nothing to do with the actual malpractice event. But, she assumed that the doctors were in some way connected to the case. She had never even seen this patient, and she was...

American Family Physician : Diary from a Week in Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1215/p2375.html

Do You Have the Right Malpractice Insurance Policy? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2004 - Here’s how to make sure your expensive policy doesn’t contain any unpleasant surprises.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1100/p64.html

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit - Family Practice Management

...Don’t Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit Edward G. Zurad, MD As you know, being a family physician is an extraordinary challenge. Each day, we take care of patients who present to us with multiple complaints affected by an infinite number of unknown variables. In the precious...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/fpm20060600p57.pdf

Don't Be a Target for a Malpractice Suit -- FPM

Jun 1, 2006 - Protect yourself with these tips from a family physician who has successfully defended his care and that of other physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0600/p57.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

Eight Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - Small changes can make a big difference in how you deal with the pressures of practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p35.html

Employers Must Play Active Role in Burnout Prevention

For the good of patients, physicians and the bottom line, employers have to start doing more to promote physician wellness and prevent burnout, writes Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180814fp-burnoutemployers.html

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient

...in patients with a prior attempt. This includes patients with substance abuse disorders, depression, psychotic disease, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Although persons with depressive disorders have the highest risk, substance abuse is also a significant risk factor because it...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/afp20120315p602.pdf

Evaluation and Treatment of the Suicidal Patient - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2012 - Evaluation and treatment of a suicidal patient are challenging tasks for the physician. Because no validated predictive tools exist, clinical judgment guides the decision-making process. Although there is insufficient evidence to support routine screening, evidence shows that asking ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p602.html

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services -- Family Practice Management

...Taking into account monthly costs of $2,000 for the laser loans, $1,000 for extra malpractice insurance (which some insur- ance companies will require) and $250 for marketing, Brideau’s practice nets about $3,125 per month, which translates to almost $100,000 after 2.5 years....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/fpm20050600p49.pdf

Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services -- FPM

Jun 1, 2005 - More and more family physicians are adding new services and getting rave reviews. Here’s how to find the niche that’s right for you.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0600/p49.html

Family Practice Management

...him yelling at a member of the nursing staff over a minor issue. When you approach Dr. D, he is dismissive and states that he is just stressed out. Health care providers and behavioral health profes- sionals have made great effort to characterize psychiatric illnesses such as...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/fpm20100100p27.pdf

Family Practice Management

...and injections, trigger point injec- tions, tendon and tendon sheath injections, simple- and moderate-complexity fracture care, treadmill stress tests and an array of hospital procedures. This scope wouldn’t make sense in every practice, but it does work for mine. If you do...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/fpm20090500p18.pdf

Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake -- FPM

Apr 1, 2009 - You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0300/p40.html

FPM at 25: Our favorite articles and covers from the last 25 years -- FPM

For the last 25 years, FPM has published practical, authoritative, peer-reviewed articles devoted to better practice, healthier patients, and a rewarding career. To mark this milestone, we’ve picked 25 of our favorite articles from the archives.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

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FPM Past Issues 1999

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FPM Past Issues 2001

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FPM Past Issues 2002

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FPM Past Issues 2005

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FPM Past Issues 2015

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/issues/2015.html

fpm20010200p41.pdf

...41. I am aware of the stress/anxiety in my life, and I am managing it effectively. A. How well does this statement describe you? Does not Describes Describes describe at all somewhat extremely well 0 1 2 3 4 B. How important is it for family physicians to be able to do...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/fpm20010200p41.pdf

fpm20070100p33.pdf

...with experiencing worry, depression, fear or hopelessness,5 as is having a psychiatric diagnosis such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or drug abuse.6 Health status. Looking at patients with chronic disease has shown some consistent pat- terns. Patients with...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0100/fpm20070100p33.pdf

fpm20120700p21.pdf

...HOW TO REDUCE YOUR Malpractice Risk Suraj Achar, MD, and Wiggin Wu Approximately 5 percent of family physicians and 7 percent of all physicians are sued for malpractice in the United States each year, according to a recent study.1 The incidence of lawsuits is much greater in...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/fpm20120700p21.pdf

fpm20140300p16.pdf

...that she had also lost both of her parents and her husband. It was later estab- lished that the patient was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to note the identification number of the interpreters in your progress note so that you can give their agency...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/fpm20140300p16.pdf

fpm20150900p42.pdf

...• Lower patient satisfaction and care quality, • Higher medical error rates and malpractice risk, • Higher physician and staff turnover, • Physician alcohol and drug abuse and addiction, • Physician suicide. Yes, burnout can be a fatal disorder. Suicide rates for both men and...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/fpm20150900p42.pdf

From the Editor Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-ICD-10 Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Risk adjustment Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Evaluation and management codes Coding: Procedure coding (CPT,...

Family Practice Management

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From the Editor Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-ICD-10 Coding: Diagnosis coding (ICD)-Risk adjustment Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Evaluation and management codes Coding: Procedure coding (CPT,...

Family Practice Management

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How Do You Manage Your Malpractice Risk? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2003 - Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0300/p8.html

How to Find the Job That's Right for You -- FPM

Dec 1, 2000 - Before you enter the job market, ask yourself, What do I really want?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1100/p30.html

How to Maximize Revenue With Minimal Effort -- FPM

Jun 1, 2009 - Finding time for more patient visits may be easier and more lucrative than you think.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2009/0500/p18.html

How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk -- FPM

Aug 1, 2012 - Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/0700/p21.html

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all.pdflist.html

...maternal- infant separation; infant feeding difficulties at the breast; the possibility of prolonged pumping; and the emotional and physical stress of juggling personal care with other commitments to her family, job, and newborn. When family physicians work as part of a medical team...

About AAFP

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Ideas for Managing Stress and Extinguishing Burnout -- Family Practice Management

...to thrive despite their environment and others become depressed, failing to notice how their responses to their environ- ment add to their stress levels. In this article, I’d like to share some positive strategies to help you deal with the pressures medical practice imposes on you....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/fpm20020400p35.pdf

Incorporating Medical Interpretation Into Your Practice -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2014/0300/p16.html

Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is commonly used to assess fetal well-being during labor. Although detection of fetal compromise is one benefit of fetal monitoring, there are also risks, including false-positive tests that may result in unnecessary surgical intervention. Since ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2487.html

Jumping Through Hoops Wastes My Time, Worsens Outcomes

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that insurance denials seem to be increasingly more common -- and, unfortunately, more absurd.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180305fp-denials.html

Letters - Feb 2001 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - ...Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability [October 2000, page 33] discussed the diseases commonly associated with malpractice litigation and highlighted five clinical situations where the risk associated with misdiagnosis is high. It was predictable that myocardial...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0200/p12b.html

Letters - Jul 2003 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - ...trigger an assessment of risk in order to determine how urgently a diagnosis must be pursued. I have recently been consulted about two malpractice cases in which immediate consultation would likely have avoided horrendous outcomes. Peter Goodwin, MD Portland, Ore. Author’s response:...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0700/p14d.html

Letters - Mar 2005 -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - ...and fourboard exams, I feel despair about the new maintenance of certification process. Why do we want to further complicate our already stressed lives? Is it not enough to comply with the old recertification requirements, in addition to completing 150 hours of CME every three...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p14d.html

Letters - Sep 2001 -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - ...A malpractice suit winner Fam Pract Manag. 2001 Sep;8(8):13. To the Editor: I found Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [May 2001, page 41] very interesting. I was recently tried for malpractice and was one of the lucky 80 percent of physicians who win. Of course, there is...

Family Practice Management : Letters

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p13a.html

Malpractice -- FPM Topic Collection

Jul 19, 2010 - This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from defending your care in a deposition to ensuring you have the right malpractice insurance policy. This article collection features popular FPM content on the subject of malpractice -- from ...

Family Practice Management : Topic Collections

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Managing Difficult Encounters: Understanding Physician, Patient, and Situational ...

Mar 15, 2013 - Family physicians commonly find themselves in difficult clinical encounters. These encounters often leave the physician feeling frustrated. The patient may also be dissatisfied with these encounters because of unmet needs, unfulfilled expectations, and unresolved medical issues. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p419.html

Monitor - Jan 2001 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - ...Managing your stress Whether at work or home, keep your stress level in check by trying these tips: Say no sometimes. Get rid of the clutter around you. Discuss your worries with someone. Don’t let others determine your mood. Take 30 minutes of quiet time every day. Don’t worry...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0100/p25.html

Monitor - Jan 2002 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2002 - ...of errors, preventing errors through the use of technology and understanding how working conditions (e.g., staffing levels, fatigue and stress) can affect patient safety. Pain management 101 Doctors in California are now required under state law to take courses in pain management...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0100/p21.html

Monitor - Jan 2003 -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - ...group considered medical errors to be one of the most serious problems affecting health care today. Physicians ranked the high cost of malpractice insurance, frivolous lawsuits, rising health care costs, and problems with insurance companies and health plans as bigger problems,...

Family Practice Management : News Briefs

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p20.html

Opinion Department Collection

...Career and life management-Stress and change Career and life management-Workload Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Modifiers Coding: Procedure coding (CPT, HCPCS)-CPT: Office visit codes Documentation-Documentation, general Documentation-Evaluation and management...

Family Practice Management

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Passion: The Power of Family Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2007 - To save the specialty, we need to recognize what makes a good family physician.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0700/p13.html

Patient History and Malpractice Defense -- FPM

Oct 1, 2008 - Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0900/p11.html

PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

Use of digital health tools increased from 2016 to 2019, with FPs and other primary care physicians showing considerable interest in tools that allow them to provide remote patient care, a recent survey found.

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20200212digitalhealthtools.html

Physician Burnout: Its Origin, Symptoms, and Five Main Causes -- FPM

Oct 1, 2015 - Burnout is everywhere, buy you can't fight an enemy unless you recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2015/0900/p42.html

Physician, Laugh at Thyself -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains why you need not check your sense of humor at the door when treating patients. He explores how humor can be both a therapeutic tool and a tool for making interactions more patient-friendly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p72.html

Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

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Practice Pearls Department Collection

Practice management tips from family physicians and the literature.

Family Practice Management : Department Collection

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Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment -- FPM

Oct 1, 1999 - Protect yourself and your practice by creating an effective sexual harassment policy and by investigating incidents promptly.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1000/p32.html

Pros and Cons of Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer - Editorials - American Family ...

Jan 1, 1999 - ...and colleagues,7 stress symptoms that were related to breast-ovarian cancer at a baseline interview predicted the onset of depressive symptoms in family members who were invited for testing but declined: Among persons who reported high baseline levels of stress, depression rates in...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p43.html

Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - If there’s a bright spot in the medical liability system, it’s in the laws protecting physicians who volunteer to care for the uninsured.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0100/p52.html

Putting Choosing Wisely into Practice - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2018 - It is our responsibility as physicians to help our patients avoid interventions that are not helpful or, worse, potentially harmful.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0401/p432.html

Reaching Out to an Impaired Physician -- FPM

Feb 1, 2010 - Effectively addressing a colleague's impairment requires care, planning and courage.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0100/p27.html

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