Patient-Physician Communication

How to Tell Patients About Your Online Practice Tools - 10/10/2022

When your practice adopts a new technology that directly involves patients, such as interactive online forms, a patient portal, or even a simple website, you need to tell patients about it and how using it will benefit them. Here are some suggestions for doing that.


Do Appointments Establish a Patient-Physician Relationship? - 10/07/2022

When a new patient makes an appointment with my office, does that establish a patient-physician relationship between the patient and me?


Avoid Prescribing Pitfalls - 10/07/2022

Signing a prescription means you have a patient-physician relationship and all that goes with it. Follow these tips to avoid being taken in by a drug-seeking patient.


Notice to Patients on the Departure of a Physician - 10/07/2022

When a physician departs a group, the practice should consider the issue of continuity of care for patients. The Texas Medical Board (TMB), in an attempt to address this, adopted regulations that must be followed whenever a physician leaves a group. This applies to physicians who are partners, members, or employees of the group.


Patient Notification During Practice Transition - 10/28/2021

Patient Notification During Practice Transition


Ten Tips for Effective Voice-Mail Messages - 09/23/2021

Voice mail is a great tool, but it can waste time and cause frustration if you don’t use it wisely. Follow these tips for leaving effective voice-mail messages every time.


How to Handle Patient Complaints - 09/23/2021

When a patient raises a complaint, the staff’s best course of action is a coherent, concise response that preserves patient confidence and satisfaction.


Maintain an Attitude of Respect and Helpfulness Toward Patients - 09/23/2021

Maintain an Attitude of Respect and Helpfulness Toward Patients


Leading Innovation: Physician Entrepreneur Develops App to Engage Patients - 02/27/2021

In 2015, Austin cardiologist Manish Chauhan, MD, decided to finally act on an idea he’d been knocking around for a while – something to fill a void he’d witnessed when it came to engaging patients in their care.


RoweDocs to Host Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 02/18/2020

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Latisha “Tisha” Rowe, MD, of RoweDocs for a Houston Walk With a Doc Texas event.


Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Retina Consultants to Host Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 02/18/2020

 Nacogdoches residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Orry C. Birdsong, MD, of Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Retina Consultants for a Nacogdoches Walk With a Doc Texas event.


Allergy & Asthma Texas Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/29/2020

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Araceli Elizalde, MD, of Allergy & Asthma Texas Health for the clinic’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc Texas event.


South Alamo Medical Group to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/13/2020

San Antonio residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Miguel Ayala, MD, of South Alamo Medical Group for the group’s first San Antonio Walk With a Doc Texas event.


Houston Physician to Host Her First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/06/2020

The Walk With a Doc concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite their patients, their patients’ families, and community members to join them. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and invigorating walk with Dr. Averyt and other health care professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk.


Arlington Integrative Medicine to Host Its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 01/06/2020

The Walk With a Doc concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite their patients, their patients’ families, and community members to join them. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and invigorating walk with Dr. Parvez and other health care professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk.


Help Medicaid Patients Keep Appointments With Free Rides - 12/11/2019

If your Medicaid patient has trouble keeping his or her appointments with your office due to lack of transportation or gas money, be sure the patient knows how to seek help from Medicaid.


Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation to Host First-Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event(1) - 11/11/2019

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Guadalupe Roldan, MD, and colleagues from the Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation for their first-anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


UTMB Students to Host First Walk With a Future Doc Texas Event in Galveston - 11/11/2019

Galveston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Samuel Mathis, MD, and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) medical students for the school’s first Galveston Walk With a Future Doc Texas event.


Lone Star Family Health Center to Host Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 11/06/2019

Conroe residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Daniel Porter, MD, of Lone Star Family Health Center for the clinic’s Conroe Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation to Host First-Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 11/05/2019

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Guadalupe Roldan, MD, and colleagues from the Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation for their first-anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients? - 10/30/2019

Are You Ready to E-Mail Your Patients?


Are Your Patients Satisfied? Ask Them. - 10/29/2019

Are Your Ppatients Satisfied? Ask Them.


Laredo Premier Healthcare to Host First Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event Saturday - 10/07/2019

 Laredo residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Luis Benavides, MD, and colleagues from Laredo Premier Healthcare for Laredo’s first anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


Helical Health to Host its First Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 09/23/2019

Southlake, Keller, and Grapevine-Colleyville residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Niraj Mehta, DO, of Helical Health, PLLC for the clinic’s first Southlake-Keller Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth to Host First-Anniversary Walk With a Doc Texas Event - 09/16/2019

Houston residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join Samuel D. Luber, MD, and colleagues from McGovern Medical School for their first-anniversary Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas event.