Jon O . Neher

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Teaching family practice residents in a clinical setting is a complex and challenging endeavor, especially for community family physicians teaching part-time and junior faculty members beginning their academic careers. We present a five-step model of clinical teaching that utilizes simple, discrete teaching behaviors or "microskills." The five microskills(More)
(Fam Med 2003;35(6):391-3.) Editor’s Note: The “One-minute Preceptor” is a widely accepted teaching model that summarizes important tasks or “microskills.” In this month’s column, Jon Neher, MD, and Nancy Stevens, MD, MPH, explain the five microskills in the model and give specific suggestions on how office-based teachers can use them in their interactions(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine how allopathic physicians participate in the decision to refer patients for alternative therapies. METHODS A pretested, self-administered, structured questionnaire was distributed simultaneously to all area physicians at community locations in Washington State, New Mexico, and southern Israel. The(More)
No large-scale randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluate furosemide's effect on mortality and long-term morbidity in diastolic or systolic dysfunction. In short-term studies, furosemide reduces edema, reduces hospitalizations, and improves exercise capacity in the setting of systolic dysfunction (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based upon(More)
Cross-cultural medicine is a natural and important part of family practice. Unfortunately, its acceptance and implementation into family practice training programs has been limited. This paper presents a developmental model of ethnosensitivity in family practice training which assesses a trainee's ability to grasp cross-cultural issues and suggests(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Continuity of care is required in family practice training programs. However, continuity for some patients may not be adequately served in the traditional training model that has residents in the family practice center (FPC) for 1 to 3 half-day clinics per week. This study sought to determine if increasing clinic frequency in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study reports on a novel qualitative method for evaluating family practice training programs. Previous evaluation techniques have generally been quantitative in nature and have limited their scope to a few isolated elements of residency education. METHODS A guest faculty, working in conjunction with local faculty, conducted(More)