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Aubrey Westgate

Aubrey Westgate

Aubrey Westgate is senior editor at Physicians Practice, where she writes and edits for the journal and covers news for the blog. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Google +

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Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.

Four key physician-patient communication problems increase the likelihood of a lawsuit. Here's what they are, and how to avoid them.

Apologizing to a patient when an error occurs is critical to reducing malpractice risks, but it's very difficult to do the right way. Here are some tips.

Handling a confrontation with an angry patient is critical to malpractice risk management. Here are five tips handle difficult encounters appropriately.

They did what?! Eleven costly mistakes healthcare providers have made when dealing with confidential patient information.

Alternatives to traditional fee-for-service practice come in all shapes and sizes. Here's one physician's unique approach.

Just a few months after opening his membership medical practice, internist Michael Freedman is predicting large growth. Here's why.

Five ways your medical practice can better control its payer contracts and boost reimbursement.

Many of the health insurance exchange plans include high deductibles, so getting these patients to pay their portion of your fee is critical.

If your medical practice is not already recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon.

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