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 | 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]

Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Pandemic Is Shining a Light on Health Disparities

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic is amplifying the health inequities minorities face in the United States.


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Posted at 08:37AM Jun 10, 2020 | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

Snorkeling or Paralysis: An FP's Strange Experience With COVID-19

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., explains how the pandemic has forced him to try some unconventional things, including new approaches to personal protective equipment, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.


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Posted at 12:17PM Jun 02, 2020 | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Navigating Paper Walls, Digital Windows in Pandemic

Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post that masks and other COVID-19 precautions have changed the way he communicates with patients in his rural practice.


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Posted at 02:30PM May 27, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Pandemic Shows Intern the Power of Family Medicine

Jordan Hoese, M.D., M.P.H., launches the AAFP's new FPs on the Front Lines blog by writing that her intern year hasn't been what she expected, but it's teaching her the adaptability she'll need as a family physician.


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Posted at 04:39PM May 19, 2020 by Jordan Hoese, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

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