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Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Lady Gaga, Primary Care for Mental Health Is Part of the Cure

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that Lady Gaga's recent unfounded comments about mental health and primary care can be harmful to patients, pointing out why -- and how -- the AAFP supports mental health care in the primary care setting.


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Posted at 02:25PM Jan 22, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 13, 2020

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 01:42PM Jan 13, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.


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Posted at 12:48PM Jan 07, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 16, 2019

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.


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Posted at 03:15PM Dec 16, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 09, 2019

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.


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Posted at 01:51PM Dec 09, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 03, 2019

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.


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Posted at 10:25AM Dec 03, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

How Much Will This Cost, Doc?

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that CME can arm physicians with new approaches to treatment, but too often discussions leave out the aspect of cost and value.


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Posted at 11:50AM Nov 26, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

Meth Use: The Most Challenging Chronic Disease I've Met

As her state deals with a new level of methamphetamine abuse, Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she's confronting a wave of poor health outcomes related to the epidemic.


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Posted at 12:53PM Nov 20, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say "no" to things that might overwhelm our schedules.


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Posted at 09:34AM Nov 13, 2019 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 06, 2019

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.


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Posted at 08:45AM Nov 06, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

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