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    How to Manage Difficult Patients While Providing Quality Care

How to Manage Difficult Patients While Providing Quality Care

Every practice has its share of unreasonable patients.  They’re often the ones with the biggest folders who visit repeatedly but refuse to follow medical advice… or insist on more tests and more medications.  Some make unreasonable demands, others engage in combative or argumentative behavior.

By some estimates, 15% of all patients are difficult.  The time […]

By |December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

5 Car Maintenance New Year’s Resolutions

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

It’s time to start making New Year’s resolutions for your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some of the best commitments you can make to keep your vehicle running smoothly, and even save a few dollars along the way.

Organize your paperwork

Ever been […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

7 Types of Insurance to Protect Your Medical Practice

If you’re a family physician who manages your own private practice, then you are well aware of the challenges that come with being a business owner. You’re the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to laying the ground rules for how you want your practice to operate. But if you’ve recently acquired your […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Money Woes: 3 Ways Young Physicians Can Manage Debt

The path to a career in family medicine is an arduous one.  Behind every medical degree is years of schooling and training … and, more often than not, a significant amount of debt.

More than 80% of all physicians carry educational debt, according to the American Medical School Association.  Graduates of public medical schools carry […]

By |November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

6 Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Cranking the heat in winter can make it hard to keep energy costs down. Try these quick tips to save on your home energy bills next winter:

Use the sun. During the daytime, open curtains and blinds on the south side of your […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

5 Ways Family Physicians Can Market Their Practice Online

With over 435,000 active primary care physicians in the U.S., setting yourself apart can be more than challenging. In addition, the marketplace has become even more competitive with the rise of digital advertising and social media marketing.

If your practice is struggling to fill the appointment books or if you simply want your voice to […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Retirement Preparation: How Senior Physicians Should Plan Their Exit

Retirement Preparation: How Senior Physicians Should Plan Their Exit

Practicing medicine for several decades can be a rewarding experience. The lives you’ve saved and the relationships you’ve formed with your patients are moments you’ll cherish for a lifetime. But those years can also take a toll on the mind and body. While you may not want to think about it, there will be […]

By |October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to Create a Family Fire Escape Plan

A message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

From Dennis Goebel, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to a fire call every 23 seconds. Nobody expects it to happen to their home, but it might. Electrical wiring, fireplaces, candles, and clothes dryers are all potential fire risks.

Discussing fire […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Different Direction in Care: What You Need to Know About ACOs

Different Direction in Care: What You Need to Know About ACOs

Reducing healthcare costs has always been one of the biggest issues facing our government and healthcare system. With an increasing aging population that relies on Medicare for their healthcare needs, it’s crucial for doctors and hospitals to look for ways to coordinate low-cost patient care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are the government’s solution to […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    All in a Day’s Work: Family Physician Job Satisfaction [INFOGRAPHIC]

All in a Day’s Work: Family Physician Job Satisfaction [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a family physician, you take great pride in all of the work you do. And while you may not work a typical 9 – 5, your many medical talents and your dedication to patient care have made you part of the most compassionate, yet heavily burdened members of the medical community.

With that in […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|