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10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated September/October 2018 | FPM | 23 CME Primary care practices have been tasked with reporting an increasing amount of quality data to satisfy requirements for insurance companies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical home (PCMH)...

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10 Ways to Keep Your Quality Improvement Team Motivated -- FPM

Oct 1, 2018 - Assembling a dedicated QI team is only half the challenge. Here's how to build and sustain their momentum.

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10-Year History of Pitted Nails

October 1, 2015 Photo Quiz

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10-Year History of Pitted Nails - Photo Quiz - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2015 - A man presented with a 10-year history of itchy, scaly, brittle fingernails that were pitted but not painful. His toenails were unaffected. He also had patches of dry, scaly skin on his scalp, low back, and genitals.

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...Childhood and Adolescent Sports-Related Overuse Injuries KYLE J. CASSAS, M.D., and AMELIA CASSETTARI-WAYHS, M.D., Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas E ach year in the United States, approximately 30 million children and teenagers participate in orga- nized sports.1 Sports are the...

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...Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage: Managing the Third Stage of Labor KAREN L. MAUGHAN, M.D., STEVEN W. HEIM, M.D., M.S.P.H., and SIM S. GALAZKA, M.D. University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia T he third stage of labor is the time from the delivery of the...

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...Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive Impairment DAVID B. CARR, M.D., JANET M. DUCHEK, PH.D., THOMAS M. MEUSER, PH.D., and JOHN C. MORRIS, M.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri T he automobile typically is the most important form of...

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...Retinoblastoma ALEX MELAMUD, M.D., RAKHEE PALEKAR, M.D., and ARUN SINGH, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio R etinoblastoma is a neuroblastic tumor that usually is detected in primary care. It is the most com- mon primary intraocular malig- nancy of childhood, with...

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...Supplements and Sports DAVID M. JENKINSON, DO, and ALLISON J. HARBERT, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga Unit, Chattanooga, Tennessee A lthough the use of performance- enhancing supplements by profes- sional athletes has...

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...The Patient with Excessive Worry STEVEN SHEARER, PH.D., and LAUREN GORDON, M.D., Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Maryland W orry is an effective short- term response to uncer- tainty that can become self- perpetuating with adverse long-term consequences. Worry reduces...

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11 Tips for More Productive Billing -- FPM

Mar 1, 2002 - The author, a practice administrator, offers 10 tips for improving the efficiency of billing and collection processes.

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12 Tips for Increasing Your Job Satisfaction -- FPM

Sep 1, 2002 - In this article, family physicians share the practical tips they use to get more satisfaction out of their patient interactions and their workday.

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12 ways to work smarter, not harder in practice -- FPM

A primary care physician shares 12 strategies -- rooted in the principle of working smarter, not harder -- that transformed her practice.

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...Trigeminal Neuralgia RUDOLPHM. KRAFFT, MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio T rigeminal neuralgia was first described at the end of the first century and was later given the name tic douloureux because of the distinctive facial spasms that often...

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13 Months of Quality Improvement: Did It Work? -- FPM

Jan 1, 2001 - The article completes a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article offers lessons learned from the project and explores whether the principles of quality improvement were effective.

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13 Ways to Be More Efficient -- FPM

Apr 1, 1999 - A family physician presents practical tips that can help physicians and their staff members be more efficient in their patient-care activities.

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...Amenorrhea: Evaluation and Treatment TARANNUM MASTER-HUNTER, M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan DIANA L. HEIMAN, M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, Connecticut P rimary amenorrhea can be diag- nosed if a patient has normal sec-...

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...Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia ERIC L. ANDERSON, LT, MC (FS), USNR, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida A rrhythmogenic right ventricu- lar dysplasia (ARVD), which was first described in 1977, is a poorly understood yet poten- tially lethal cause of...

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...Integrated Summary Date (Patient Label) Age/Insurance Last Name, First Name Meds*rx#M+#RF Address 1 City, State Zip 2 Phone Number 3 Date of Birth 4 Medical Record Number 5 6 7 8 9 10 PROBLEM LIST: Code Status FLOW SHEET PAST MEDICAL HISTORY / IZ: Td 1999 PPS 1/2/00 SCREEN and...

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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- Family Practice Management

...14 February 2001 ■ F A M I L Y P R A C T I C E M A N A G E M E N T ■ 33 James M. Giovino, MD Dr. Giovino is director of the Mercy Health System Family Practice Residency Program in Janesville, Wis., and is a contributing editor to Family Practice Management. IL LU ST R...

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14 Alternative Practice Styles -- FPM

Feb 1, 2001 - Perhaps the road less traveled is the right career path for you. Here are more than a dozen ideas to get you started.

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...Caring for Patients After Bariatric Surgery AYAZ VIRJI, M.D., Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Weight Management Clinic, Largo, Florida MICHEL M. MURR, M.D., University of South Florida Health Science Center, Tampa, Florida S ixty-seven percent of Americans are obese or overweight,...

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15 Tips for Managing Life at Work and Home -- FPM

Feb 1, 2000 - This article is a compilation of time management tips for home and office from a variety of management experts.

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16-Year-Old Patients: Make Sure They Receive Their Annual Well Visit and Vaccinations

...Dear Colleague: August 1, 2019 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College Health Association (ACHA), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Society for...

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...666 - Afinion Glycohemoglobin;998 - CVS Afinion Glycohemoglobin AFF-2 Glycohemoglobin Labs Mean SD Range CV,% Labs Mean SD Range CV,% Labs Mean SD Range CV,% Labs Mean SD Range CV,% Labs Mean SD Range CV,% PG: Afinion Glycohemoglobin 175 6.44 0.77 4.10-8.70 12.03 683 -...

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