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Bringing Behavioral Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care ...

...Health Into Your Practice Through a Psychiatric Collaborative Care Program Learn how to implement an integrated behavioral health program that will more than pay for itself while increasing patients’ access to care. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Leisa Bailey, a family physician, wrote...

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Warfarin Dose Reminder Chart - American Family Physician

...Chart developed by Mark H. Ebell, MD, MS, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing. Copyright © 2005 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may photocopy or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved. Point-of-care Guides....

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Disorders of Puberty - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 1999 - Normal puberty begins between eight and 14 years of age in girls and between nine and 14 years of age in boys. Pubic hair distribution is used to stage puberty, along with breast size and contour in girls and testicular volume in boys. Some children experience constitutional sexual ...

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13 Ways to Be More Efficient -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.

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Huddles: Improve Office Efficiency in Mere Minutes -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - Daily gatherings of your care team can help you meet daily challenges.

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Demand Management: Implementing Your Own Program -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - You don't have to spend a lot on bells and whistles. Instead, put the principles of managing demand to work in your practice.

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...conditions.2 The time their physicians need to effectively address chronic conditions, provide recommended preven- tive health care, and treat acute problems far exceeds the number of hours available in a physician’s day.3,4 Although medications for chronic illnesses play a major...

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The 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,012 Family Physicians -- FPM

Dec 1, 2009 - If you're shopping for an EHR system, you might appreciate this advice from a couple of thousand colleagues.

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Learn to Conquer Your EHR System During 'Happy Hour'

A recent article in the July/August issue of Annals of Family Medicine describes how implementation of a peer-to-peer learning format has eased physician frustrations with their EHRs.

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Primary Nocturnal Enuresis: Current - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 1999 - Primary nocturnal enuresis sometimes presents significant psychosocial problems for children and their parents. Causative factors may include maturational delay, genetic influence, difficulties in waking and decreased nighttime secretion of antidiuretic hormone. Anatomic abnormalities ...

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Level-II vs. Level-III Visits: Cracking the Codes -- FPM

Jan 1, 2007 - Once you learn the rules, choosing the right code is easier than you think.

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Two Habits of a Healthy Team: Managing Conflict and Practicing Gratitude

...Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness, and has been recognized as a leader in wellness, education, research, and clinical care. Her recent awards include the 2019 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Humanism Award and the 2019 Family Medicine Education...

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Treatment of Nonmalignant Chronic Pain - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2000 - Nonmalignant, chronic pain is associated with physical, emotional and financial disability. Recent animal studies have shown that remodeling within the central nervous system causes the physical pathogenesis of chronic pain. This central neural plasticity results in persistent pain ...

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CDC: THC Products Used in Most Vaping Illness Cases

The CDC said the latest findings from its investigation into lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, indicate that three-fourths of those affected used tetrahydrocannabinol-containing products.

In Defense of Family Medicine Certification

Craig Czarsty, M.D., former Board chair of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), offers a rebuttal to criticism of the ABFM's initial board certification and continuing certification processes.

Implementing Telemedicine on the Fly, on a Shoestring

Russell Miller, M.D., details in this guest editorial how he implemented telemedicine in his solo practice with little time and few resources.

Procedural Skills Training, Residency Criteria

Read the AAFP's recommendation for procedures training for family medicine residents.

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...Patient Care Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful Brandi White Computers A Palm-Top Computer in Every Practice? Kent E. Willyard Balancing Act The 80/20 Rule of Time Management Pamela J. Vaccaro Coding & Documentation • Defining "Self-Limited Problem" •...

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Sep 2000

...Patient Care Making Diabetes Checkups More Fruitful Brandi White Computers A Palm-Top Computer in Every Practice? Kent E. Willyard Balancing Act The 80/20 Rule of Time Management Pamela J. Vaccaro Coding & Documentation • Defining "Self-Limited Problem" •...

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13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

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Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Children and Adolescents - ...

Apr 15, 1999 - Certain modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease have their beginnings in childhood. Cigarette smoking, hypertension, physical inactivity, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia, homocysteinemia and poor nutrition in childhood and adolescence may all contribute to the...

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Clinical Dementia Rating Worksheet

...Personal Care Fully capable of self-care Needs prompting Requires assistance in dressing, hygiene, keeping of personal effects Requires much help with personal care; frequent incontinence Score only as decline from previous usual level due to cognitive loss, not...

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The 2006 Adult Immunization Schedule: Improving Immunization Rates - Practice ...

Dec 15, 2005 - The 2006 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides a concise tool to help family physicians identify who to vaccinate, when to vaccinate, and which vaccine to use.

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EHR Satisfaction: User Characteristics Matter -- FPM

Aug 1, 2010 - How satisfied you are with your EHR system depends on more than how well it is designed, implemented and supported by the vendor.

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