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A Physician's Perspective: Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate
We accept patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate them into our practice, but it's not an easy road, and it's not an easy decision.
Dealing with Mistrustful Patients
This physician wonders why her patients so often refuse low-risk, high-benefit treatments because the media or family friends say they are dangerous.
Dismissing a Patient for Seeing Two Physicians
Some patients are choosing to drive long distances to continue seeing a trusted physician who has moved. But is it OK to retain a "back up" physician, just in case?
Treating Chronic Pain Patients Is Rarely Easy
Despite rising rates of prescription drug abuse, there is no real consensus in the physician community on treatment protocols. Physicians often follow their own heart.
Ending the Physician Relationship with Pediatric Patients
Pediatrics is unique in that physicians have to push patients out of the nest so they can fly on their own. Here's how one doctor does it.
Ten Free Tools that Will Help You Better Manage Your Medical Practice
From a sample patient dismissal letter to an RVU calculator; these 10 resources will help your practice operate in a more efficient and compliant manner.
Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship
The physician-patient relationship can be terminated for any non-discriminatory reason with proper notice. It is best to do so as cordially as possible.
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.
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