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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]

Monday Jun 05, 2017

Stay Kind, Stay Connected, Stay Well: Advice for New Residents

As first-year family medicine residents prepare to start their new programs, our new physician bloggers offer the benefit of their experience.

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Posted at 03:45PM Jun 05, 2017 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments[0]

Tuesday May 30, 2017

I Referred My Patients to Subspecialists; So Why Did They See NPs?

Barriers abound when rural patients are referred to subspecialty care. Kimberly Becher, M.D., says a new trend is making it even more challenging. 

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Posted at 11:24AM May 30, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments[0]

Monday May 22, 2017

It's Complicated: What We Wish Legislators Knew About Health Care

Health care truly is complicated. We asked our new physician bloggers what policymakers need to understand if they're going to help create a better system. 

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Posted at 04:01PM May 22, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments[0]

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