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Thursday Jul 22, 2021

DPC and COVID: Looking Back as We Move Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as we ease back into the pre-pandemic rhythm of working, seeing family and cautiously exploring public spaces, it seems only natural to take a step back and reflect on what the past year and a half have brought us. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., relates how her direct primary care practice has weathered the pandemic.

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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 22, 2021 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 25, 2021

Never Say Never: Social Media Can Be a Force for Good

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that “it takes a village” in the digital age means children need to be able to turn to trusted adults not only in person but on social media, too.

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Posted at 06:00AM Jun 25, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 04, 2021

Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side

Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.

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Posted at 06:00AM May 04, 2021 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 29, 2021

Let’s Achieve Health Equity by Teaching Future FPs

Shoba Belegundu, M.D., writes that a key to addressing health disparities is graduating physicians with the ability to address the social determinants of health and the skills to advocate for health equity.

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Posted at 06:00AM Apr 29, 2021 by Shoba Belegundu, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

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Posted at 06:00AM Apr 15, 2021 by Brittney Anderson, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 18, 2021

Six Ways to Practice Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they practice family medicine and what they enjoy about their respective niches. Their answers offer a glimpse at the breadth of the specialty.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 18, 2021 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 16, 2021

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 16, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 09, 2021

Patient Care During COVID Shouldn’t Imperil Your Well-being

Rural family physician Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that one of the lessons she’s learned during the pandemic is to hold yourself harmless from the faults and foibles of your patients.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 09, 2021 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Mar 03, 2021

Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors and Patients

Restrictive covenants, also known as noncompete agreements, represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields and may have merit in certain circumstances. When applied to medical practice, however, these agreements can be particularly harmful. Read more in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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Posted at 06:30AM Mar 03, 2021 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 07, 2021

Don’t Return to Your Silo

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and the collaborative approach should continue after the pandemic ends.

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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 07, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

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