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Sometimes, a patient's family members can become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care. Here's how to address and deescalate the situation.
Dealing with a Patient's Disruptive Family
Here's how to address and deescalate the situation when family members become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care.
Why Physicians Must Confront Drug-Seeking Patients
Drug-seeking patients are likely coming to your practice. Here's how to address the situation and, if necessary, end a physician-patient relationship.
Diffusing Angry Patients: It's as Simple as ABCD
Any patient can become violent or angry at your medical practice. Follow these tips to prevent an intense situation from sidetracking your treatment.
Why I'm Thankful for My Difficult Patients
In the past, every time I saw these patients on my schedule, I just wanted to run out of my medical practice. Now I am grateful for the challenges they present.
Ten Conflict Management Tips for Medical Practices
Dealing with difficult personalities and the resulting conflicts that arise can be an everyday occurrence at many practices. Here's how to address such issues more effectively.
Balancing Patient Need and Safe Prescribing
With insurance changes and the increase in use of controlled substances, it can be hard for physicians to separate the drug seekers from those truly in need.
Dealing with Awkward Patient Encounters
Illness can lead to trying and often tender times for patients and their loved ones. Here are five ways physicians can manage intimate patient encounters.
Patient Dismissal: When and How to Do It
Watch our on-demand webinar on patient dismissal — when to do it and how to do it correctly.
Dealing with 'Problem' Patients
Both physicians and patients enter a practice visit with certain expectations. Sometimes they are the same but sometimes, they differ and the relationship can get strained.
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