Main  |  Next »

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community

Tate Hinkle, M.D., explains in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how a telemedicine program allowed his rural community to provide comprehensive care and made it easier to recruit a new subspecialist.


[Read More]


Posted at 01:43PM Sep 10, 2019 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 03, 2019

Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

Michael Richardson, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that physicians can overcome the spate of false and misleading health reports that consumers find on social media by emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.


[Read More]


Posted at 02:15PM Sep 03, 2019 by Michael Richardson, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.


[Read More]


Posted at 04:44PM Aug 20, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 12, 2019

Residency Grad Thanks His Best Teachers -- His Patients

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, recent graduate Kyle Leggott, M.D., reflects on one of the most difficult tasks of his residency training: saying goodbye to his patients.


[Read More]


Posted at 03:43PM Aug 12, 2019 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Helping Patients Lose Weight Is Hard, but Don't Give Up

Human behavior is hard to change. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., ponders the challenge of helping patients achieve -- and sustain -- weight loss.


[Read More]


Posted at 04:14PM Aug 06, 2019 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 31, 2019

Where Do You Draw the Line With Patients, Animals?

Amid calls for stricter standards for emotional support animals, we asked our new physician bloggers how they handle letter-writing requests from patients regarding their animals. This Fresh Perspectives blog post includes their answers.


[Read More]


Posted at 02:53PM Jul 31, 2019 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 23, 2019

Patients Facing Homelessness Need More Than Referrals

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., explains why "Refer to social work" is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.


[Read More]


Posted at 04:07PM Jul 23, 2019 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 15, 2019

My Teen Patient Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt

Teen suicide rates are on the rise. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a recent visit with a teenage patient who survived a suicide attempt.


[Read More]


Posted at 04:41PM Jul 15, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Reaping Benefits (and Avoiding Pitfalls) of Social Media

After recent research showed the effect one negative social media post can have on a doctor's credibility, we asked our new physician bloggers how -- and why -- they use social media. This Fresh Perspectives blog post presents their responses.


[Read More]


Posted at 02:48PM Jul 10, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 03, 2019

Health Spending Keeps Going Up; Why Are Outcomes Worse?

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that even as U.S. health care costs continue to climb, several key outcomes are in steep decline.


[Read More]


Posted at 11:35AM Jul 03, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Main  |  Next »

Share this page

SIGN UP


Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when the blog is updated.

FEEDS

OUR OTHER AAFP NEWS BLOG

Leader Voices Blog - A Forum for AAFP Leaders and Members

DISCLAIMER

The opinions and views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions and views of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This blog is not intended to provide medical, financial, or legal advice. All comments are moderated and will be removed if they violate our Terms of Use.