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Opinion

Commentaries on hot topics in primary care.

September/October 2021 Issue
A Bonus, Not a Burden: How Medical Students Can Add Value to Your Practice

When done well, precepting is a win-win-win for physicians, medical students, and patients.


July/August 2021 Issue
Prioritizing Primary Care Can Save the U.S. Health Care System

Payers are being asked to commit to a change in primary care financing in the next two years.


May/June 2021 Issue
These Four Telehealth Changes Should Stay, Even After the Pandemic

The national COVID-19 crisis has proven that telehealth can transform access to care, but only if we unshackle it from outdated and unnecessary regulations.


May/June 2021 Issue
Now More Than Ever, Mental Health Care Needs Family Medicine

With the stress of the pandemic exacerbating patients’ health issues, primary care physicians have an unparalleled opportunity to address both their physical and their mental health needs.


January/February 2021 Issue
E/M Changes for 2021: The Beginning, Not the End

The E/M coding revisions aren’t perfect, but they represent a huge step forward in reducing physicians’ documentation burden, audit risk, and complexity of code selection.


January/February 2020 Issue
Why Family Physicians Should Not "Just" Be Family Physicians: Rethinking Roles in Community Health Centers and Beyond

In some settings, the cause of burnout isn’t having too much work — it’s having the wrong type of work.


September/October 2019 Issue
Beyond Burnout: Addressing System-Induced Distress

To describe the current phenomenon, we need a better term that puts the blame where it belongs and reminds us that the problem is responsive to multiple treatment strategies.


July/August 2019 Issue
In Support of Buprenorphine Deregulation

Family physicians should join the fight to remove limits on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.


September/October 2018 Issue
The Case for Medical Chaperones

It's time for more discussion about how best to incorporate chaperones in primary care.


May/June 2018 Issue
What Needs to Change to Make Deprescribing Doable

Polypharmacy constitutes a real patient-safety issue. Recognizing that is the first step toward change.


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