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Patient Dismissal

Keeping Your Patients

Before you cut loose your most difficult patients, check out our expert tips and tactics for mending broken relationships.

Patient Dismissal

Discharging a patient from your practice can be a difficult decision. However, if done the right way, your practice will be better for it.

What should you do when a patient becomes difficult during an office visit? Trust your instincts on the safety of patients and staff, and have a plan.

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.

This physician wonders why her patients so often refuse low-risk, high-benefit treatments because the media or family friends say they are dangerous.

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?

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.

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.

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