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Difficult Patients

When Family Members Become Disruptive

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.

Difficult Patients

Here's how to address and deescalate the situation when family members become disruptive or aggressive, and threaten to hinder patient care.

Drug-seeking patients are likely coming to your practice. Here's how to address the situation and, if necessary, end a physician-patient relationship.

Any patient can become violent or angry at your medical practice. Follow these tips to prevent an intense situation from sidetracking your treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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