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Friday Apr 16, 2021

Stop Talking About Physician Well-being; Work to Change It

The heightened stress we physicians experience as we continue to care for patients during the pandemic despite the risks amplifies the need to preserve our emotional and mental health, but it also highlights failings in our health care system. In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Kyle Jones, M.D., shares his thoughts on what to do about it.

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Posted at 06:00AM Apr 16, 2021 by Kyle Jones, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 11, 2020

Rallying My Community to Fight COVID-19, Inequity

When faculty at the Duke University School of Medicine recognized the disproportionate toll COVID-19 was taking on North Carolina’s Hispanic population, they mobilized stakeholders to address the inequity.

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Posted at 07:00AM Nov 11, 2020 by Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 18, 2020

Treating Older Patients in the Pandemic Age

Tina Shenouda, M.D., M.B.A., explains how a senior-focused primary care practice faces the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

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Posted at 04:30PM Sep 18, 2020 by Tina Shenouda, M.D., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 27, 2020

Is Returning to Sports Irresponsible?

Family and sports medicine physician Kristina DeMatas, D.O., questions the safety of returning to sports before a safe return to school has been executed, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

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Posted at 06:00AM Aug 27, 2020 by Kristina DeMatas, D.O. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 17, 2020

Palliative Care Is More Important Than Ever in Pandemic

Paul Tatum, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic has made palliative care even more challenging, but it also presents an important opportunity to serve others.

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Posted at 08:00AM Aug 17, 2020 by Paul Tatum, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 30, 2020

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Public Health Is Personal

In this FPs on the Front Lines blog post, Jennifer Bacani McKenney, M.D., relates the challenges of trying to protect the community she grew up in during a pandemic as a family physician and county health officer.

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Posted at 04:10PM Jul 30, 2020 by Jennifer Bacani Mckenney, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 23, 2020

Art of the Pivot: Redeployment as a Family Physician

Michael Hanak, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that family medicine played a key role in handling a COVID-19 surge at a Chicago hospital.

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Posted at 02:17PM Jul 23, 2020 by Michael Hanak, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

Worth a Shot: Home Visits Keep Kids Up to Date in Pandemic

Beth Oller, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that she's making home visits to pediatric patients to ensure that kids stay up to date on immunizations during the pandemic.

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Posted at 03:40PM Jun 30, 2020 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 24, 2020

Care for Special Populations in Pandemic Adds Challenges

From masks and social distancing to closing group homes, Kyle Jones, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that physicians caring for patients with intellectual or other developmental disabilities face added challenges with COVID-19.

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Posted at 01:34PM Jun 24, 2020 by Kyle Jones, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020

Lessons in Negotiation: Saving OB Training During Pandemic

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt maternity care training at a Seattle hospital, leaders from three family medicine residency programs rallied to find a solution. Read more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

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Posted at 09:10AM Jun 16, 2020 by Devesh Vashishtha, M.D., M.S., and Mary Puttmann-Kostecka, M.D., M.Sc. | Comments [0]

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