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Monday Aug 21, 2017

How Do I Deal With a Racist Patient?

With racism a frequent topic in the news recently, we asked our new physician bloggers how racism has affected them in health care settings.


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Posted at 05:58PM Aug 21, 2017 by Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S. | 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]

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 02, 2017

I'm Invited to a Patient's Wedding; Should I Save the Date?

How would you respond to a patient's invitation to a social event? Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the conflict family physicians face when deciding the right thing to do.


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Posted at 10:17AM May 02, 2017 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 10, 2017

Why Do Women Docs Get Better Results (and Lower Payment)?

A recent study found that female physicians achieved better outcomes than men. We asked married practice partners Beth Oller, M.D., and Mike Oller, M.D., for their thoughts on gender and medicine.


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Posted at 04:29PM Jan 10, 2017 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 22, 2016

Doing My Part to Help Physician Workforce Reflect Diverse Population

When minority physicians treat patients of the same minority group, patient satisfaction often improves and care is more culturally proficient. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of minority doctors in our health care system.


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Posted at 12:44PM Nov 22, 2016 by Joyce Robert, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 08, 2016

Girl Power: Moving Toward Balance in Physician Workforce

Women make up more than half of the U.S. population but only about one-third of the physician workforce. However, among the younger generation of physicians, more women are entering the pipeline. In fact, this year marked the largest increase in a decade in the number of women enrolling in medical schools.


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Posted at 05:46PM Nov 08, 2016 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 19, 2016

Community Response to Disaster Shows Beauty of Rural Practice

An epic flood ravaged her town, but what Kimberly Becher, M.D., remembers most are the selfless acts of kindness that helped her patients put their lives back together.


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Posted at 10:13PM Sep 19, 2016 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 15, 2016

Swing and a Miss: Do Quality Measures Have Dubious Value?

With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians.


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Posted at 09:48PM Aug 15, 2016 by Kyle Jones, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

What You Need to Know on Path Through Residency and Beyond

The transition from resident to new physician can be challenging. Our new-to-practice physician bloggers offer advice for those who will follow them.


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Posted at 10:09AM Aug 09, 2016 by Gerry Tolbert, M.D. | Comments [0]

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