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Monday Aug 14, 2017

I Had to 'Unlearn' Medicine to Treat Vulnerable Patients

New physician Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., relates in words and spare drawings why some of the advice she was taught to give doesn't apply to the patients she is expected to help.

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Posted at 04:32PM Aug 14, 2017 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments[0]

Thursday Aug 03, 2017

Start by Viewing Transgender Patients as People -- Not 'Burdens'

Discrimination against transgender people is precipitated by viewing patients with dollar signs over their heads, rather than simply seeing them as people.

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Posted at 05:20PM Aug 03, 2017 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday Jul 31, 2017

FPs Can Influence Rape Culture by Talking About Consent

Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., writes that as doctors for both victims and perpetrators of rape, family physicians are uniquely positioned to influence rape culture.

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Posted at 03:51PM Jul 31, 2017 by Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O. | Comments[0]

Monday Jul 24, 2017

I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

Late last year, Kimberly Becher, M.D., reached a point where she thought the only thing in life she was doing well was patient care. She had to make changes at work and home to fight off burnout.

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Posted at 03:05PM Jul 24, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Jul 14, 2017

Hospital Shooting Raises Questions About Safety, Mental Health

Are physicians safe at work? Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center residency graduate Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on the recent shooting at his training program site.

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Posted at 10:01AM Jul 14, 2017 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments[0]

Friday Jul 07, 2017

Patients Trust Social Media, so Be Their Trusted Source

With more than 3 million followers and counting, Mikhail Varshavski, D.O., makes the case for using social media to reach patients with health messages.

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Posted at 02:45PM Jul 07, 2017 | Comments[0]

Monday Jul 03, 2017

Mixed Emotions: Reflections on Finishing Residency

Recent graduate Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes that completing residency and saying goodbye to her patients was bittersweet.

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Posted at 03:02PM Jul 03, 2017 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments[0]

Wednesday Jun 28, 2017

Primary Care Needs -- and Deserves -- More Research Dollars

More research is needed in primary care, but proposed federal budget cuts threaten to make evidence-based resources and guidelines even harder to come by. 

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Posted at 12:14PM Jun 28, 2017 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017

Putting Patients at the Center of My 'Clinic of the Future'

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., wanted more than just a bigger space for his new clinic. He wanted it to help patients feel more comfortable and more engaged.

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Posted at 03:58PM Jun 20, 2017 by Ryan Neuhofel | Comments[0]

Thursday Jun 08, 2017

Crackdown on Undocumented Immigrants Poses Broad Health Risks

Increased enforcement of immigration laws is affecting the health of undocumented immigrants and may have unintended consequences for others, too.

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Posted at 01:44PM Jun 08, 2017 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments[0]

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