Practice Management

Patient Wait Time for a Family Practice Appointment: 15 Major US Cities Surveyed
September 22, 2022

Average patient wait time for a nonemergent appointment with an FP decreased between 2017 and 2020, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. Is that a good sign?

Register Now for the Free Fall Physician Bootcamp
September 09, 2022

The Medical Economics® Fall Physician Bootcamp program provides beyond-the-classroom business training for physicians.

Sex, Income, and Obesity Among Factors Related to Discussions of Wearable Devices in Primary Care Settings
July 01, 2022

Characteristics associated with discussions of wearable devices during primary care visits include female sex, higher income, and obesity, showed new study.

Diabetes Device Comparison Made Easy: The Story Behind DiabetesWise Pro
May 23, 2022

Compare, contrast, price shop, prescribe. DiabetesWise Pro developer Korey Hood, PhD, highlights the tool all primary care clinicians should try.

National Survey Finds Primary Care in Crisis
May 12, 2022

Primary care clinician burnout is at an all-time high and 25% of clinicians plan to leave within the next 3 years, according to a recent US survey.

Antiobesity Medication: An Effective Treatment Tool for the Right Patient
May 03, 2022

Obesity requires a spectrum of treatment options for effective results. Here, 3 key points to keep in mind when considering antiobesity medication for patients.

Newly Developed Polygenic Risk Scores May Assist Decision-making in Primary Care
April 21, 2022

Researchers developed polygenic risk scores for 6 common diseases and informational resources to help primary care physicians incorporate them into clinical practice.

Patient Education via Mobile Apps: 5 Clinical Considerations
April 06, 2022

To recommend, or not recommend: that is the question clinicians may ponder when considering education-focused apps for patients. Here, 5 points to help decide.

Gepants for Migraine Prevention: A Perfect Fit for Primary Care
March 30, 2022

"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with headache specialist Peter McAllister, MD.

Best & Worst States for Health Care
March 10, 2022

Which state has the most physicians per capita? Or the highest infant mortality rate? Answers plus more state rankings in our latest slideshow.