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Tuesday May 14, 2019

Health Startups: Revolutionary or Threat to Primary Care?

Startups based on health care algorithms are rapidly spreading. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., describes a model that allows family physicians to offer the convenience these companies tout while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.

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Posted at 11:30AM May 14, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday May 06, 2019

Your Patient Is Crying. What Do You Do?

What can you offer a crying patient besides a tissue? In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., discusses why patients cry, why it sometimes helps and how to react.

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Posted at 03:59PM May 06, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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Posted at 04:09PM Apr 30, 2019 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 22, 2019

How Many Chances Should We Give Patients? It Depends

Patients trying to recover from substance use disorders face numerous obstacles. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines how family physicians can help.

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Posted at 02:22PM Apr 22, 2019 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 15, 2019

You Don't Need a Title to Lead

As the AAFP's signature leadership development events approach, Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., reflects on his own leadership path in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 11:57AM Apr 15, 2019 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 05, 2019

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.

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Posted at 04:21PM Apr 05, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019

EAT-Lancet Recommendations Have Value, but Are They Feasible?

A new report on diet and agriculture aims to improve the health of the earth and its human inhabitants. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., lauds the commission's effort but questions the feasibility of its recommendations.

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Posted at 01:14PM Apr 02, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 14, 2019

Your State Legislature Is a Train Wreck? Don't Look Away

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a day in her state capitol during a contentious legislative session rekindled her interest in health policy.

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Posted at 11:15AM Mar 14, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019

How Do You Deal With the Trauma? VT and Me

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support.

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Posted at 03:30PM Mar 12, 2019 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019

Our Maternal Mortality Rate Is Shameful

The United States is the only developed nation with a rapidly increasing maternal mortality rate. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines what should be done about it.

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Posted at 12:50PM Mar 05, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

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