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Maintaining a good bedside manner in a world of 15-minute appointments

Using simple strategies to better communicate with patients can actually help shorten appointments, an expert says.

Adding ancillary services? Here’s what you need to know

When you add aesthetic procedures or sales to your practice, remember that your patients' safety comes first, experts say.

ACO chairman: Networked providers a boon for cost control, reimbursement

Extra money is intended for reinvestment, helps pay for EHRs, additional staff, says New Jersey's Ira Monka, DO, MHA.

Waiting rooms, too, can promote patient health

Is your waiting room set up to optimize your patients' mood and well-being? Experts in health care design share their tips.

Knowledge is power: An extra degree often pays off, DOs say

Looking to add more initials to your name? DOs share their advice on earning MBAs, MPHs and JDs.

Social networks for physicians now trending #DoctorsLounge

Learn what the major social networks for physicians, Doximity and Sermo, offer members and why DOs are using them.

How to get your research funded by PCORI

The organization's executive director encourages more osteopathic physicians to apply for funding.

ICD-10’s detailed requirements leave no room for procrastination

The conversion to ICD-10 will have a profound impact on medical practices, and few physicians are prepared, a CMO says.

Work-wife balance: Are you married to your spouse or your job?

Experts reveal why successful people often struggle in marriage, and DOs detail how they sustain the spark in their unions.

DOs weigh effective use of physician extenders in delivering quality care

Mid-level clinicians are helping many DOs thrive financially and provide better care in today’s red-tape-burdened medical climate.

4 practice management New Year’s resolutions

Experts provide step-by-step tips to help you boost your online reputation, convert to ICD-10, adopt EFT and maximize your revenue.

What DOs need to know about personal finance

You're done with residency and want to celebrate with new wheels. Not so fast, money experts say.

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