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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020

A Model for Connecting Primary Care in COVID-19 Era

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Colorado explain in the Fresh Perspectives blog how their state is using Project ECHO to share information primary care practices need to navigate the pandemic.


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Posted at 07:45AM Nov 18, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 04, 2020

FPs in Advocacy Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the key to getting involved in public health is identifying the people who are working on issues you care about and offering your expertise.


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Posted at 05:00AM Nov 04, 2020 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

Pregnancy Taught Me How to ‘Lean Out’

In the midst of a difficult pregnancy, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that female physicians don’t always address their own needs, and she shares her personal story.


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Posted at 05:30AM Oct 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 22, 2020

Decision 2020: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Health Care?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., examines where the presidential candidates stand on health care issues and how their visions align with AAFP policy.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 22, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Oct 07, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

COVID-19 and the Burden of Secondary Grief

After months of caring for people affected by COVID-19, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog about the burden of secondary grief.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 01, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 11, 2020

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.


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Posted at 11:39AM Sep 11, 2020 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 10, 2020

Preparing for Flu Season During Pandemic

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the coming challenges of a flu season overlapping a pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 06:00AM Sep 10, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 03, 2020

Why We Fight for Patients of Color

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., ponders how physicians can help people of color, who bear a disproportionate share of the effects of racism, violence and COVID-19.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 03, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 24, 2020

How Gardening Made Me A Better Doctor

Luis Garcia, M.D., writes that the skills he learned while gardening -- including patience -- have made him a better physician.


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Posted at 04:27PM Aug 24, 2020 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

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