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The seven characteristics of functional work relationships -- FPM

Researchers point to seven characteristics that health care organizations should foster among physicians and staff.

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Seven Principles for Improving Service and Patient Satisfaction -- FPM

Jun 1, 2016 - A systematic approach that follows these seven principles can help you translate patient feedback into improved service.

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

New Research Shows Fewer Family Physicians Seeing Children

New longitudinal research conducted in Vermont shows that fewer family physicians are taking care of children. Rather, the researchers verified previous findings that showed a temporal trend of child visits moving from family medicine to pediatric practices.

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Sep 15, 2020 - Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

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Letters - Jul-Aug 2013 -- FPM

Aug 1, 2013 - ...The article Redesigning Your Work Space to Support Team-Based Care [March/April 2013] presented many good ideas, but I disagree with the practice's decision to do away with private offices. Physicians and other clinical staff often need quiet space (and time) to think. Interruptions...

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AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

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Three tools for screening for social determinants of health -- FPM

These screening instruments can aid physicians in identifying social determinants of health in a primary care setting.

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Create Practice Efficiencies -- Physician Health First

Find tools and resources to reduce paperwork, improve practice efficiencies, reclaim your time, and increase well-being and professional satisfaction.

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Medicare Wellness Visits: Reassessing Their Value to Your Patients and Your Practice --...

Apr 1, 2019 - Providing Medicare wellness visits can be challenging but can improve quality and practice revenue.

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Family Medicine Is Ticket to Wide World of Sports Medicine

Amy Leu, D.O., combined two of her passions -- sports and health care -- in a career that has taken her around the globe.

Tackling Patients' Social Needs May Reduce Clinician Burnout

New research has found that when patients' social needs are adequately addressed, primary care clinicians may experience less burnout. Having social needs resources on site or nearby and having specialized staff in the clinic appeared to serve as an effective buffer to clinician burnout.

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

Treatment and Management

The primary goal of treatment is to minimize the impact of ADHD symptoms on patient function while maximizing the patient’s ability to compensate or cope with any remaining difficulties. Not all symptoms can be resolved with treatment; it is important to manage expectations of treatment...

Making Medicare Wellness Visits Work in Practice -- FPM

Oct 1, 2012 - Taking a systematic, team-based approach can make these services valuable for physicians and patients.

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Envisioning New Roles for Medical Assistants: Strategies From Patient-Centered Medical ...

Apr 1, 2013 - In an era of do more with less, MAs can play a pivotal and flexible role in family medicine practices.

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Winnable Battles: Family Physicians Play an Essential Role In Addressing Tobacco Use ...

Jun 1, 2014 - Tobacco use and obesity are linked to most deaths and significant disability in the United States, and family physicians are uniquely positioned to address these issues. This highlights a need for transforming primary care practices and teams to systematize the recognition and ...

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Change Is Hard: What Really Happens When You Try to Implement a New Care Model

...a New Care Model 10 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | | November/December 2017 © L A U R E N T C IL L U F F O Downloaded from the Family Practice Management website at Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Family...

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Solutions Wanted -- FPM

Jun 1, 2015 - How have you made practice better for yourself, your staff, and your patients? Will you share what you've learned?

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Practice Transformation: Lessons From a Safety Net Clinic -- FPM

Apr 1, 2014 - Health system serving uninsured and needy patients improves efficiency and outcomes through medical home initiatives.

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Lock In Telehealth Flexibility, Protections, Says AAFP

In two recent letters, the AAFP and other groups asked Congress for permanent telehealth flexibility and laid out principles to ensure ongoing virtual care success.

Planned Care: Some Assembly Required -- FPM

May 1, 2006 - (But each piece is useful in itself.)

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Unlocking Clues to Current Health in Past History: Childhood Trauma and Healing -- FPM

Apr 1, 2019 - Adverse childhood events can have enduring effects on patients’ health, but these four steps can help promote healing.

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How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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Teamwork: Is It Always More Efficient? -- FPM

Dec 1, 2014 - If it isn't thoughtfully applied, the team model may have unintended consequences.

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