"Is There A Doctor On Board?" This Time, There Was
As a physician, you are always on the job; even on your flight to a family vacation in Florida when a medical emergency occurs.
Advice for Physicians Preparing for Maintenance of Certification
Many have debated maintenance of certification, but I think reviewing and refreshing ourselves allows us to be well-rounded physicians.
Healthcare Reform is Changing the Landscape of Medicine
Physicians will likely have a hard time embracing future changes under the Affordable Care Act as the current effects are less than desirable already.
How to Manage Time Efficiently as a Physician
As physicians, grasp how much work you can do in one day, adjust your schedule accordingly, and start fresh each new day.
Getting Your Medical Practice Staff to Work as a Team
Members of your medical practice working together is vital to efficiently treat patients and have a successful office.
Encouraging Medical Practice Staff to Work Together
Taking time to understand the duties of your staff and provide the appropriate back up when needed is crucial to operating an efficient practice.
Encouraging Patients to Make the Right Decision
Ninety-five percent of my patients take my medical recommendations. It's the other five percent that require more convincing.
Communicating Bad News to Patients Best Done In Person
When it comes to patient communication, the best way is always a face-to-face encounter, especially when it involves bad news.
Handling the Flu Outbreak at Our Medical Practice
Like most medical practices, we offer flu shots to patients. And like most practices, some accept, some refuse, and some go to their grocery store instead.
The Medicare SGR: Congress Places Another Band-Aid
The difficulty imposed on primary-care physicians as a result of the imperfect Medicare SGR formula creates more hurdles in our day-to-day work flow.
Recognizing, Rewarding Medical Practice Staff an Ongoing Effort
It's the end of the year, and bonuses are likely to get doled out at your medical practice. But don't forget to acknowledge staff year-round.
At Year's End, Time to Examine Your Medical Practice
It's December and that means it's time for your medical practice's annual exam to remain healthy for next year and years to come.
Making Time for Pharmaceutical Reps at Your Medical Practice
An efficient policy for dealing with pharmaceutical reps visiting your medical practice keeps them, as well as your staff and patients, happy.
EHR Use in Medical Practice: Laptop vs. Tablet
EHRs are here to stay, so now physicians need to choose whether to use a laptop or a tablet at their medical practice. Here's what I do.
How Should Physicians Handle Irrational Patient Requests?
I'm witnessing more manipulation of the medical system these days and fear with growing strain on healthcare overall, more patients will get what they want.
The Medicare SGR Decision and Its Impact on Your Practice
It's time to come to a final resolution on the Medicare SGR so physicians can stop worrying and start planning for the future.
The Most Effective Ways to Communicate With Patients
Today, there are several ways to communicate with patients, but medical practices must choose wisely so the messages are properly received.
The Physician House Call: A Lost Art?
Providing in-home care may add extra hours to your schedule as a physician, but it produces satisfied patients and great word of mouth about your practice.
Teaching in Medical Practice: Great for Physician and Student
How Best to Handle Walk-in Patients
Physicians: Patient Appreciation Is a Must at Your Practice
Physicians as Effective Role Models for Patients
My own triumph over being overweight demonstrated to patients that I could follow the advice I give and understand their difficulties.
Managing a Medical Practice During Difficult Economic Times
Running a medical practice is hard enough, but when the economy adds stressors, it gets even harder.
Being a Solo Private Physician: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Amidst healthcare reform, ACOs, and watching primary care colleagues select employment over independence, I wonder whether solo practice is still for me.
Encouraging Patients to Comply with Preventive Exams
It's great that CMS now provides a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, but my patients are hesitant to come in for one.
Patients Concerned About Care After Supreme Court Decision
From what insurance I'll take to questions about Medicare, my patients are starting to ask about the impact of the ACA on their care.
The Importance of Teaching in Medical Practice
Whether sharing knowledge with medical students or with peers, teaching what you know is an important part of being a physician.
Medical Practice Staff Recognition Comes in Many Forms
The wise physician will find methods to fairly compensate and reward excellent patient care delivered by their medical practice staff.
Maintaining Medical Practice Work Flow
Interruptions are part of daily life at a medical practice, but by addressing frequent work flow issues proactively, you can maintain great patient care.
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on My Private Practice
As a physician in private practice, I am seeing the ingredients provided for the perfect storm and concerned about the direction of our healthcare system.
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