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Getting Through to Your Patients -- FPM

Dec 1, 2013 - A simple mnemonic will help you focus on your patients' communication style.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

Getting to No: How to Respond to Inappropriate Patient Requests -- FPM

Feb 1, 2018 - The five-step FAVER approach can help you say no to uncomfortable requests while preserving the patient relationship.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Grade Your Payers: The AAFP/FPM Survey of Physicians' Experiences With Third-Party ...

Oct 1, 2006 - More and more health plans are grading physicians on their performance. Now, it’s time for physicians to grade their health plans.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Hand Your Health Plans a Report Card -- FPM

Oct 1, 2006 - Here’s your chance to say what you think about your payers - and make your words count.

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

Have You Really Addressed Your Patient's Concerns? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2008 - These simple strategies will help you structure the medical encounter to ensure that you and your patient are on the same page.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How Inclusive Leadership Can Help Your Practice Adapt to Change -- FPM

Feb 1, 2012 - The most effective leaders realize that everyone's input is valuable.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Be a Leader When You Are Not "the" Leader -- FPM

Dec 1, 2015 - You can grow your influence and help your organization succeed by applying this one leadership concept.

Family Practice Management : Employed Practice

How to Be an Efficient and Effective Preceptor -- FPM

Jun 1, 2010 - It is possible to do the important work of precepting students and still get home in time for dinner.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Bridge the Health Literacy Gap -- FPM

Feb 1, 2014 - Communicating with patients in a way they understand will lead to better outcomes and avoid mistakes and uncertainty.

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How to Fire a Staff Member -- FPM

Dec 1, 2006 - Following clear guidelines will help you handle this sensitive situation efficiently and professionally.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Handle Misinformation in the Age of Dr. Google -- FPM Restricted content. Login required.

Oct 1, 2020 - Sometimes the medical information patients find on the internet is correct. But when it’s not, we need to practice a new skillset.

Family Practice Management : The Last Word

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - Taking steps to recognize and correct unconscious assumptions toward groups can promote health equity.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Lead Up in Your Organization -- FPM

Dec 1, 2017 - Leading up is about setting an example and building influence so you can be more effective. It starts with these seven skills.

Family Practice Management : Articles

How to Make Your Meetings More Productive -- FPM

Aug 1, 2003 - By gathering the right people, using your time wisely and focusing on action, you’ll conduct meetings everyone will want to attend.

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How to Manage Difficult Patient Encounters -- FPM

Jun 1, 2007 - These strategies will help you turn problematic encounters into productive ones.

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How to Solve Problems in Your Practice With a New Meeting Approach -- FPM

Apr 1, 2010 - Your practice members have the answers; they just need to be heard.

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Implementing Change: From Ideas to Reality -- FPM

Jan 1, 2003 - How do you get your group to defy the status quo and act on good ideas? It starts with vision, teamwork and some fire in the belly.

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Improving Communication With Older Patients: Tips From the Literature -- FPM

Sep 1, 2006 - Poor communication with this vulnerable and growing population can undermine your efforts to provide good patient care.

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Improving Patient Communication in No Time -- FPM

May 1, 1999 - Here are quick ways to evaluate and refine your communication style to better suit your patients' needs.

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Incivility in Health Care: Strategies for De-escalating Troubling Encounters -- FPM

Oct 1, 2019 - With rudeness, discrimination, and violence on the rise, how do we take care of our patients while protecting ourselves?

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Involving Patients in Medical Decisions: What Happens in Real-World Practice? -- FPM

Sep 1, 2001 - The article, which continues our series on take-away lessons from the Direct Observation of Primary Care Study, shows how FPs can help patients take a more active role in making decisions about their medical care and why this is beneficial.

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Is the Doctor-Patient Relationship Finally Growing Up? -- FPM

Mar 1, 2000 - Takes off from cover story to speculate about the maturation of the physician-patient relationship into one where both physician and patient are ready to treat the other as an adult.

Family Practice Management : Opinion

Is There a Physician Union in Your Future? -- FPM

Jan 1, 1999 - By joining forces with unions, some family physicians are hoping to overcome the unrealistic demands of managed care.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Is This Some Kind of Joke? Understanding and Using Humor in the Clinical Setting -- FPM

Apr 1, 2020 - The wrong joke at the wrong time can shatter the doctor-patient relationship, but humor used wisely has health benefits and strengthens bonds in stressful situations.

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It's Not Hard to Be Humble: The Role of Humility in Leadership -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - Here’s how to keep ego from getting in the way of effective teamwork.

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