for Family Medicine Residents and Practicing Physicians

(Health Systems Management)

Editors: Lisa Gilbert, MD, FAAFP and John Malaty, MD, FAAFP

Introduction to Practice Management

Family medicine is one of the most diverse, interesting, and rewarding fields of medicine. We serve patients of all ages, with a wide variety of clinical conditions, and in many clinical settings. This variety adds to both the fulfillment and the complexity of running an effective and efficient practice. A fundamental role of family physicians involves advocating for our patients, our communities, our colleagues, and for ourselves. While a master’s in business or healthcare administration is not necessary for most physicians, a solid understanding of the historical, social, cultural, economic and legal factors affecting healthcare is essential for a flourishing practice and career. 

Billing and Coding
(Unit V)
coming soon
Success in Practice
(Unit VI)
in development