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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]

Wednesday Oct 30, 2019

Let's Fix Rural Americans' Inadequate Access to Care

It's no surprise that rural communities are suffering from health disparities, Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post. Although 20% of Americans live in rural areas, only 12% of primary care physicians practice there.

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Posted at 11:42AM Oct 30, 2019 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 22, 2019

Don't Take It Personally? With Angry Patients, That's Hard

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., ponders how physicians should react when they are the focus of a disgruntled patient's ire.

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Posted at 02:03PM Oct 22, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 14, 2019

Lifestyle Medicine Is My Prescription for Better Health

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., is determined to convince his patients that a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest are better than any medication he can prescribe.

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Posted at 03:41PM Oct 14, 2019 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging Q&A.

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Posted at 04:03PM Oct 08, 2019 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 01, 2019

Should Physician Leaders Stay Active in Patient Care?

As a new physician in a leadership role, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders the need for physician leaders to stay active in patient care in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 01:57PM Oct 01, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

How Can I NOT Be Rural Enough?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a program designed to recruit doctors to rural areas needs to do more to help address physician shortages.

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Posted at 11:46AM Sep 24, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Don't Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that taking the wholesale approach of blaming mass shootings on mental illness stigmatizes patients who have mental health issues and deflects attention from real predictors of such incidents.

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Posted at 12:12PM Sep 18, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

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.

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

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