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A Systematic Approach to Managing Warfarin Doses -- FPM

May 1, 2005 - The article offers a systematic approach for the management of anticoagulation and adjustment of warfarin doses.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Pearls - Feb 2008 -- FPM

Feb 1, 2008 - patient charts Save time with preprinted labels Minimize interruptions during office visits Increase satisfaction by noting patient interests Organize medication handouts to maximize space Manage care in the patient's presence Flag reports to aid searching in patient charts To...

Family Practice Management : Practice Pearls


...limita- tions in three or more areas of major life activity, including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.1 Common diagnoses associ- ated with developmental disabilities...

American Family Physician

AAFP Reprint No 289C Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

More and more, physicians are being asked to help improve the quality of health care provided to patients. They are often part of a team comprised of physicians, non-physician health care professionals, and medical and non-medical support staff. Training and education in quality ...

Med School and Residency


...Chart: Self-reported skill level 3 Respondents’ experience with the EHR systems reported (months) 3 Chart: Practice-size distribution for 11 EHR systems 4 Chart: Going back to paper records 5 Software interfaces 6 Average number of software interfaces present 6...

Family Practice Management

Dealing with the Impaired Physician - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2009 - In 1973, the American Medical Association defined the impaired physician as one who is unable to fulfill professional and personal responsibilities because of a psychiatric illness, alcoholism, or drug dependency. Physicians face the challenge of being able to identify impairment in ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

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.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care

...Using Empowered CMAs and Nursing Staff to Improve Team-based Care Highly trained workers can perform more visit-related tasks, boosting care quality and reducing physician burnout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Jerzak is a family physician with Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis., and is...

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Helping Deaf Patients and Their Families with End-of-Life Care Issues

...hear- ing loss presents for a follow-up visit for diabetes mellitus. She is also increasingly forgetful and needs assistance with her daily care, including insulin injections. Her hus- band is having trouble managing her diabetes and her daily needs. He recognizes the need for...

American Family Physician

ADA Updates Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Mellitus

January 1, 2017: Practice Guidelines

American Family Physician

AAFP Reprint No 290 Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents ...

Disasters come in many forms, and the specialty of family medicine is uniquely positioned in the health care system to stand at the front line to help detect possible threats, support other responding agencies, help allocate resources, and provide patient care during all disasters that ...

Med School and Residency

Clinical Evaluation of Bleeding and Bruising in Primary Care

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American Family Physician


...we had enough responses for each to represent a reason- able spread of opinions on the system. The 30 systems in question are shown in the chart titled Distribution of survey respondents by practice size for 30 EHR sys- tems, page 25. (A more detailed list is available in an online...

Family Practice Management

How to Analyze Your E/M Coding Profile -- FPM

Apr 1, 2007 - Your peers have been coding more 99214s. Is it time to review your coding habits?

Family Practice Management : Articles

A Toolkit for Building and Growing a Sustainable Telehealth Program in Your Practice solidify family medicine as the cornerstone of a functioning health care system. We lobby government, negotiate with payers, partner with employers, educate patients, and champion family medicine on the national stage. The AAFP exists to support family physicians so they...

Practice Management

Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual

...Self-pay and uninsured patients Medicaid Private/commercial insurance carriers Coding for alcohol SBI Resistance to change .................................................18 Your implementation plan ..........................................19 Training...

Patient Care

Seven Reasons to Dictate in the Presence of Your Patients -- Family Practice Management an era ofaccelerating communication andexpanding expectations. Partners, consultants and staff depend on our notes to effectively extend care, while patients may - and increasingly do - peer into the docu- ments we create about them. Because of this common interest and...

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The New Model of Family Medicine: What’s In It for You -- Family Practice Management

...Team-based, proactive care supported by effective office systems, technology and a culture of improvement will help your patients and your bottom line. Dr. Bagley is the AAFP’s medical director of quality improvement. He was formerly in private practice for more than 25 years in...

Family Practice Management


...National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), and the U.S. Congress have placed an emphasis on improving chronic pain care, increasing research into pain and pain management, improving training for physicians who manage chronic pain, and increased public...

Patient Care

Treating Tobacco Dependence Practice Manual

...• Providing adequate training, resources, and feedback to ensure that health care professionals consistently deliver effective treatments • Dedicating staff to provide tobacco dependence treatment and assessing the delivery of this treatment in staff performance evaluations...

Patient Care

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...a family medicine train- ing site, was not performing well in this area. After a rapid chart audit confirmed this, we decided to launch a rede- sign effort. Our aim was to improve the quality of care provided to patients with asthma over six months through the reliable...

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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

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

Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - You're at the highest risk of malpractice suits when dealing with these five clinical conditions. Full documentation can help.

Family Practice Management : Articles


...making them vulnerable to disability and diminished quality of life. Although 95% of older patients with complex needs have regular access to care, 58% struggle to navigate the system, and 62% are stressed about their ability to afford housing, utilities, or meals.3 Geriatric...

American Family Physician

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