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A Primary Care Approach to Substance Misuse - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2013 - Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. An effective approach to office-based treatment includes a coherent...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0715/p113.html

A Primary Care Approach to the Patient with Claudication - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2000 - Peripheral arterial occlusive disease occurs in about 18 percent of persons over 70 years of age. Usually, patients who have this disease present with intermittent claudication with pain in the calf, thigh or buttock that is elicited by exertion and relieved with a few minutes of rest. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1027.html

A Primary Care Checklist for Medical Schools

Medical schools vary in their approach to including primary care in their overall curriculum. Use this checklist to look for programs that support family medicine.

Students and Residents : Medical Students

https://www.aafp.org/students-residents/medical-students/considering-medical-school/medical-school-programs-primary-care/a-primary-care-checklist-for-medical-schools.html

A Primer on E-mail Discussion Lists -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The author provides a comprehensive list and a summary of listservs available to family physicians as well as tips on listserv etiquette.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0900/p54.html

A Primer on Employment Contracts -- FPM

Dec 1, 2002 - This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/1100/p73.html

A Primer on Wireless Networks -- FPM

Feb 1, 2004 - The author, a family physician, explains the benefits and pitfalls of using local wireless networks in a busy clinical practice (for example, to access electronic medical records wirelessly).

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0200/p69.html

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REFILLS

...22 | FAMILY PRACTICE MANAGEMENT | www.aafp.org/fpm | November/December 2010 Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they’re due. A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO CONTROLLED...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/fpm20101100p22.pdf

A Proactive Approach to Controlled Substance Refills -- FPM

Dec 1, 2010 - Using the recurring-calendar-event function in Microsoft Outlook, this practice created a systematic approach that ensures patient refills on the day they're due.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/1100/p22.html

A Problem Oriented Approach to the HIPAA Security Standards -- FPM

Aug 1, 2001 - Every practice will have to comply with HIPAA. You can take the first step by performing a self-audit of your practice’s current security measures.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/p37.html

A Problem-Oriented Approach to HIPAA Security Standards -- Family Practice Management

...July/August 2001 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 37 IL LU ST R A TI O N B Y G R EG T U C K ER S:Physicians and others in healthcare complain of being anxiousand confused about the costs and hassle of complying with...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/0700/fpm20010700p37.pdf

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

A Purpuric Rash and Mononeuritis Multiplex - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p501.html

A Quarter Century of Dedication to AFP and to Family Medicine - Inside AFP - American ...

Jan 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 2006 Issue Inside AFP A Quarter Century of Dedication to AFP and to Family Medicine JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jan 15;73(2):193. This month marks 25 years of dedication to AFP by Jay Siwek, M.D., editor. Everyone...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p193.html

A quick and simple technique for delivering negative feedback -- FPM

A feedback sandwich can help you to organize feedback in a way that makes it more effective and easier to deliver.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/negative_feedback.html

A quick intervention for helping your depressed patients -- FPM

To help patients break the depression cycle -- sad mood, low energy, avoidance of pleasurable activities, and social isolation -- start by helping them recognize it.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/quick_intervention_for_helping_depressed_patients.html

A quick reminder about flu shot billing -- FPM

A quick reminder: Medicare covers influenza immunizations as soon as new seasonal vaccines are received.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/flu_vaccines.html

A Quick Review of Reassignment Can Help Avert Fraud Accusations -- FPM

Sep 1, 1998 - The author explains the Medicare policy on reassignment, the exceptions and why it's important in the current climate of increased fraud and abuse enforcement.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1998/0900/p21.html

A quick tip for last-minute gynecologic exams -- FPM

This prep method can save time when a patient needs an unplanned Pap smear.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pap_bundles.html

A Quick Tour of the Changes in FPM -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - Board here. The tour bus is about to depart.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/p7.html

A Quick-Reference Card for Identifying Level-4 Visits -- FPM

Aug 1, 1999 - The author's tool will help you keep in mind what qualifies a visit for a 99214 or a 99204.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0700/p32.html

A Rational Approach to the Treatment of Hypertension in Special Populations - American ...

Jul 1, 1999 - Hypertension in blacks is usually characterized by low renin, expanded volume and sensitivity to salt. Diuretics are the preferred initial therapy, but response to calcium channel antagonists is also good. The blood pressure response to monotherapy with beta blockers or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0701/p156.html

A Refresher on Coding Consultations -- FPM

Mar 1, 2007 - Here's a guide to the sometimes confusing documentation requirements for consultations.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0300/p45.html

A Refresher on medical Necessity -- Family Practice Management

...Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.A Refresher on MEDICAL NECESSITY Peter R. Jensen, MD, CPC At some point in our careers, most of us have received a denial from a health plan claiming that we performed a service...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/fpm20060700p28.pdf

A Refresher on Medical Necessity -- FPM

Aug 1, 2006 - Reviewing the rules and examining your coding practices can decrease denials and help you get paid.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0700/p28.html

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care -- Family Practice Management

...Refresher C Kent J. Moore F amily physicians often treat hospitalized patients with complicated conditions that require other specialists’ involvement. For example, a patient hospitalized with diabetes mellitus and a serious heart condition might need your care as well as that of...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/fpm20051100p29.pdf

A Refresher on Medicare and Concurrent Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2005 - Here’s how to get paid when you’re not the only doctor in the hospital room.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/1100/p29.html

A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - In this survey of physicians' experiences, payers fall short.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2007/0600/p43.html

A Request for Further Guidance -- FPM

Apr 1, 2003 - Follows up on A Piece of Your Mind (Nov/Dec 2002) by asking for more specific guidance on two topics FPM might cover.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2003/0400/p8.html

A Resolving Rash on the Breast

February 15, 2016 Photo Quiz

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/afp20160215p297.pdf

A Resolving Rash on the Breast - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2016 - A woman presented with a rash that began as a large plaque affecting one-fourgh of her breast then decreased to a small plaque affecting only the nipple.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p297.html

A Revealing Stain - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2007 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0215/p541.html

A Review of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jul 15, 2004 Issue Inside AFP A Review of HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jul 15;70(2):227. In an article on page 295, Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., John Hopkins University School of...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0715/p227.html

A Right Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

Some physicians remain reluctant to prescribe buprenorphine for medication-assisted therapy. Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., refutes two common arguments against the practice.

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

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180209lv-opioidsmat.html

A rule to remember when administering COVID-19 vaccines to Medicare Advantage patients ...

When you file a COVID-19 vaccine administration claim for a Medicare Advantage patient, you have to know the patient's traditional Medicare ID number.

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/medicare_advantage_covid.html

A Salute to 30 Years of Light-hearted Art in AFP - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2005 Issue Inside AFP A Salute to 30 Years of Light-hearted Art in AFP JOYCE A. MERRIMAN Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2157. The Quantum Sufficit (QS) column in AFP was created more than 40 years ago. It is intended to...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2157.html

A Sample Diabetes Prep Sheet

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Sumana Reddy, MD, FAAFP. Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0500/fpm20190500p10-rt1.pdf

A sample handout

...A SAMPLE HANDOUT ON SPECIALTY REFERRALS Specialty Referrals and Managed Care If you belong to an HMO, your insurance company may have asked you to choose a primary care provider to manage all your health care needs. Family physicians are well-qualified to fulfill this role. We...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0200/fpm19990200p54-rt1.docx

A Sample Welcome Letter

...1 of 1 FPM Toolbox To find more practice resources, visit https://www.aafp.org/fpm/toolbox. Developed by Carolyn Thiedke, MD. Copyright © 1999 American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians may duplicate or adapt for use in their own practices; all other rights reserved....

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.pdf

A sample welcome letter

...A SAMPLE WELCOME LETTER Dear Mrs. Smith: Welcome to my practice. I’m honored to be your physician, and I’m committed to providing you with the best care I can. My hope is that we form a partnership to keep you as healthy as possible, no matter what your current state of health. I...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0500/fpm19990500p23-rt1.docx

A sample workflow for transitional care management -- FPM

Transitional care management can improve patient health outcomes, reduce the cost of care, and increase practice revenue. But getting started can be challenging if you don’t have a clear workflow in place.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/overcoming_tcm_barriers.html

A sample workflow to address medication nonadherence related to cost -- FPM

To quickly screen for and address prescription cost concerns, use this sample workflow.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/prescription_costs.html

A Serpiginous Eruption on the Buttocks - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Dec 1, 2000 Issue Photo Quiz A Serpiginous Eruption on the Buttocks Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec 1;62(11):2493-2494. A 25-year-old woman presented with a one-month history of a pruritic eruption on the buttocks (see the accompanying...

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/1201/p2493.html

A Sex Offender as a Patient - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2005 - Before addressing the particulars of this scenario, it may be helpful to review the current status of notification laws, which have evolved in the last decade. It is important to keep in mind that the presumptive purpose of community notification through registration is solely to inform...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1386.html

A Shiny Red Papule in an Older Person - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2013 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p261.html

A Shoe-in for Malpractice - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2003 - The questions being asked in this case scenario can be consolidated into one, Should I continue as this patient's physician? An attorney's typical answer to such a query is often a cautious It depends. In this case, a more definite answer is appropriate: No.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0801/p565.html

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too -- FPM

A short reprieve from Medicare cuts and a little something extra, too

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_short_reprieve_from_medicare.html

A Shrinking Primary Care Workforce in Puerto Rico - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers - ...

Jan 1, 2020 - In 2018, two-thirds of primary care physicians in Puerto Rico were older than 55 years, compared with 43% nationwide. Meanwhile, only four out of every 10 graduates of family medicine residencies from 2011 to 2017 remained on the island in 2018, placing Puerto Rico’s new family ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p13.html

A side-by-side comparison of six apps for easier prescribing -- FPM

A family physician reviews six commonly used pharmaceutical apps to identify which ones offered the most critical features.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/prescribing_time_saver.html

A Sigmoidoscopic Gallery - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 1999 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 15, 1999 Issue Inside AFP A Sigmoidoscopic Gallery Am Fam Physician. 1999 Jan 15;59(2):244. As you can see by the reproduction of the montage below, AFP's cover takes a different twist this issue: a collection of 16 color images...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0115/p244.html

A Simple Approach to Shared Decision Making in Cancer Screening -- FPM

Jun 1, 2017 - When screening decisions aren't clear, this process can help you help your patients.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0500/p5.html

A simple communication technique to increase patient satisfaction and empowerment -- FPM

Quickly obtaining a patient's psychosocial information can improve the physician's connection with the patient. The BATHE technique can help.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/bathe_technique.html

A Simple Cough Algorithm for Children with Chronic Cough - POEMs - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2013 - In children with chronic cough, a simple approach of ruling out specific indicators of cause, followed by treating a wet cough with antibiotics, results in a significant decrease in the duration of cough. Some of the causes of chronic cough were reactive airway disease, bronchiectasis, ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/od1.html

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- Family Practice Management

...May 2004 ■ www.aafp.org / fpm ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 47 Keeping up with the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment is a challenge we all face as phy- cians. We need information that is both valid (that is, accurate and correct) and relevant to our...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/fpm20040500p47.pdf

A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature -- FPM

May 1, 2004 - The PP-ICONS approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0500/p47.html

A simple question for better scheduling -- FPM

This practice found a single question helped save staff and patients time when scheduling a same-day appointment.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/question_better_scheduling.html

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty -- FPM

A simple solution to avoid Physician Quality Reporting System penalty

Family Practice Management : Getting Paid : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/a_simple_solution_to_avoid.html

A Simple Technology to Improve Office Efficiency -- FPM

Jun 1, 2002 - The author explains how simple technologies, such as a handheld pager system, can improve communication among physicians and staff members within the office.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0600/p55.html

A simple test for spotting stress before it becomes a crisis -- FPM

To spot the warning signs of stress overload in yourself or your team, take the Stress-APGAR test.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/stress_apgar.html

A simple way to build trust with young patients -- FPM

Doing this one thing during a visit can get pediatric appointments off to a good start by showing kids you care about them and respect them.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/pediatric_patient_trust.html

A Special Issue to Kick Off the New Year - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2001 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jan 1, 2001 Issue Inside AFP A Special Issue to Kick Off the New Year Janis Wright Am Fam Physician. 2001 Jan 1;63(1):13. To start the year off right, AFP has prepared a special issue with some features you won't want to miss: On page...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0101/p13.html

A Special Issue, A Special Celebration: AFP Reaches Its 50th Anniversary - Inside AFP -...

Apr 1, 2000 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2000 Issue Inside AFP A Special Issue, A Special Celebration: AFP Reaches Its 50th Anniversary JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2000 Apr 1;61(7):1951. View/Print Figure Jay Siwek, M.D., editor of AFP, and his father, Stanley J....

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p1951.html

A Special Needs Child - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2009 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1001/p676.html

A Specific Probiotic Decreases Crying in Infants Younger than Two Months with Colic - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Nov 15, 2020 - Is probiotic supplementation effective in decreasing crying in infants with colic?

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/1115/od5.html

A Spot in the Eye - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 1999 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0101/p163.html

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits

...www.aafp.org/fpm July/August 2021 | FPM | 21 CME The new rules for coding evaluation and management (E/M) office visits are a big improvement but still a lot to digest.1,2 To ease the transition, previous FPM articles have laid out the new American Medical Association/CPT medical...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/fpm20210700p21.pdf

A Step-by-Step Time-Saving Approach to Coding Office Visits -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Aug 1, 2021 - Follow these four steps to code quickly and accurately, while reducing the need to count up data points.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2021/0700/p21.html

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests

...March 1, 2014 ◆ Volume 89, Number 5 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 359 A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests JEREMY D. JOHNSON, MD, MPH, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii WESLEY M. THEURER, DO, MPH, Madigan Army Medical...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/afp20140301p359.pdf

A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests - American Family...

Mar 1, 2014 - Office-based pulmonary function testing, also known as spirometry, is a powerful tool for primary care physicians to diagnose and manage respiratory problems. An obstructive defect is indicated by a low forced expiratory volume in one second/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) ratio, which...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0301/p359.html

A Stinging Rash of Indeterminate Origin - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2009 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0215/p335.html

A Streamlined Approach to Prescription Management -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Synchronizing each patient's prescriptions so they're handled all at once could save your practice at least an hour a day.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p11.html

A Subtle ECG - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 1, 1999 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0501/p2581.html

A Sure Way to Improve Your Dictation -- FPM

Jan 1, 2005 - The article explains the merits of dictating notes in the exam room with the patient present, as a way to increase efficiency and improve patient care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0100/p55.html

A Survey of Personality Disorders - Inside AFP - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2004 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Oct 15, 2004 Issue Inside AFP A Survey of Personality Disorders JANIS WRIGHT Am Fam Physician. 2004 Oct 15;70(8):1426. A recent e-mail news release from the American Academy of Family Physicians caught my attention. A landmark survey...

American Family Physician : Inside AFP

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1015/p1426.html

A Swelling in the Neck - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

May 15, 2006 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1793.html

A Swollen Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2014 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p663.html

A Swollen, Draining Thumb - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2002 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0101/p105.html

A Systematic Approach to Identifying Drug-Seeking Patients -- FPM

Apr 1, 2008 - When patients present with suspicious complaints of pain, these seven steps can help you prevent the misuse of prescription drugs.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2008/0400/pa3.html

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

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0500/p77.html

A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child

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American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/afp20151115p908.pdf

A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2015 - A limp is defined as a deviation from a normal age-appropriate gait pattern resulting in an uneven, jerky, or laborious gait. It can be caused by pain, weakness, or deformity as a result of a variety of conditions. Transient synovitis is the most common diagnosis. Other causes of acute ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p908.html

A Team Approach to Quality Improvement -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - To realize change, rely on the knowledge and experience of a team such as the authors', which improved the care of patients with diabetes.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/0400/p25.html

A Team Approach to Reducing a Financial Deficit -- FPM

Dec 1, 1999 - This article describes how a multi-specialty group successfully handled a financial crisis at their institution using a bottom-up decision making process.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/1999/1100/p51.html

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients

...September 15, 2013 ◆ Volume 88, Number 6 www.aafp.org/afp American Family Physician 397 My mother loved new experiences; she earned a PhD and a pilot’s license in her 60s. So, when she found herself increas- ingly disabled by macular degeneration, arthritis, COPD, back pain, and...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/afp20130915p397.pdf

A Team Approach: Comprehensive Evaluation for Functional Decline in Older Patients - ...

Sep 15, 2013 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0915/p397.html

A Team-Based Care Model that Improves Job Satisfaction

...6 | FPM | March/April 2018 www.aafp.org/fpm CME COREY LYON, DO, AIMEE F. ENGLISH, MD, AND PETER CHABOT SMITH, MD A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional...

Family Practice Management

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/fpm20180300p6.pdf

A Team-Based Care Model That Improves Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Apr 1, 2018 - Expanding the role of medical assistants to better support providers can improve not only traditional outcomes but also job satisfaction.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2018/0300/p6.html

A Team-Building Model for Team-Based Care -- FPM

Dec 1, 2012 - Focusing on their strengths and borrowing concepts from family therapy helped bring this family medicine group together in pursuit of a common goal.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2012/1100/p19.html

A technique for easing advance care planning conversations -- FPM

Advance care planning conversations can get emotional. Here's one way to prepare.

Family Practice Management : Quick Tips : FPM Home

https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/advance_planning_technique.html

A template for referring seniors to community organizations -- FPM

Community partners can help geriatric patients stay healthy. Here’s a ready-made template for referring patients to services offered by organizations near you.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/community_organization_referrals.html

A Thank You to My Wife - Close-ups - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2008 - The personal side of medicine told from the patient's perspective. The patient's story is followed by commentary from a physician and a list of resources.

American Family Physician : Close-ups

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0915/p716.html

A three-step guide to coding for multiple skin procedures in a single visit -- FPM

Follow these three steps to bill correctly, avoid denials, and make sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table when you perform skin biopsies and lesion removals.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/skin_procedure_coding.html

A Toddler with Constipation, Anemia, and Abnormal Radiographic Findings - Photo Quiz - ...

Nov 1, 2007 - Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

American Family Physician : Photo Quiz

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1361.html

A Tool for Better Well-Woman Exams -- FPM

Apr 1, 2002 - This article explains how visit-specific encounter forms can help physicians improve their documentation and their care. The author shares the routine gynecological encounter form used in his practice.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2002/0400/p51.html

A tool for calculating the right-sized patient panel -- FPM

Here's a five-step method for right-sizing your patient panel.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/right_sized_patient_panel.html

A Tool for Evaluating Hypertension -- FPM

Mar 1, 2004 - The article offers an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, based on the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7), and includes an encounter form to aid physicians ...

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/0300/p79.html

A Tool for Evaluating Patients with a Knee Injury -- FPM

Mar 1, 2005 - The article is part of the Point-of-Care Guides series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0300/p67.html

A Tool For Evaluating Patients With Cold Symptoms -- FPM

Oct 1, 2004 - The article describes an encounter form that can improve documentation of visits for patients with cold symptoms and reduce the amount of time spent documenting, which sometimes can take longer than the visit itself.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2004/1000/p53.html

A tool for more efficient Welcome to Medicare physicals -- FPM

An encounter form that details the many requirements of a Medicare Initial Preventive Physical Examination can help these visits go much more smoothly.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/welcome_to_medicare_encounter_form.html

A Tool for Safely Treating Chronic Pain -- FPM

Dec 1, 2001 - The article explains how one family practice uses a medication use agreement to prevent medication misuse while helping patients who suffer from chronic pain.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2001/1100/p47.html

A tool to smooth out your checkout process -- FPM

A New Mexico family physician uses checkout sheets to highlight what needs to happen before a patient leaves the office.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/inpractice/entry/checkout_process.html

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