family medicine

Top 10 highest, lowest paying states for family medicineWe already told you the top best and worst paying states for internal medicine, but what about family medicine?
How physicians can prepare for the new ICD-10 codesNew ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes—added as a result of the thawing of a partial code freeze in effect since 2011—are coming October 1.
Letter: Some still choose family medicineA reader explains why his children decided to follow his footsteps into medical practice.
ACA demands may deter family docs from treating childrenThe availability of primary care services for children is changing, as fewer family physicians are seeing children, according to a recent Annals of Family Medicine study.
Family medicine's revival: Managing escalating costs and reinventing primary care deliveryHow one physician and his team reinvented care delivery to bend the cost curve and improve efficiency.
Patients prefer primary care, family medicine when facing complex chronic conditionsOne study suggests that when it comes to managing hypertension, nearly 69% of patients visited a primary care physician compared to 24% who visited a specialist.
University of North Carolina ousts the University of Washington as top medical school for primary careThe University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) was the top ranked medical school for primary care in 2013, unseating the University of Washington from last year’s ranking, according to U.S. News & World Report .
Family practices are No. 1 target for hospital acquisitionsFamily practices top all other specialties as the most in-demand acquisition targets in the eyes of hospital executives, according to a recent survey by a healthcare staffing firm.
20 family doctors to follow on TwitterHere is Medical Economics’ completely subjective list of 20 insightful, interesting, and active family doctors on Twitter, in no particular order.
10 treatments or procedures to avoid, according to AAFPThe American Academy of Family Physicians has released five new things to avoid as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, adding to the existing list of five tests, medical procedures, or treatments that have been deemed to possibly do more harm than good.