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Monday Nov 12, 2018

Physicians Deserve to Be Safe at Work. Are We?

The murders of multiple physicians prompted Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., to ponder what physicians, their employers and legislators can do to make health care settings safer. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 04:26PM Nov 12, 2018 by Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 05, 2018

Should We Talk Politics With Patients?

As this year's contentious midterm campaigns draw to a close, Chris Baumert, M.D., ponders how physicians should handle patients' political questions.


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Posted at 01:08PM Nov 05, 2018 by Chris Baumert, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

Why We Need More Physician Entrepreneurs

In an era of increasing physician employment, Allison Edwards, M.D., explains why she chose to open her own practice and why she thinks others should, too.


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Posted at 04:19PM Oct 30, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 22, 2018

Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 04:29PM Oct 22, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

A Workforce Without Women? Good Luck, Chuck

Kimberly Becher, M.D., responds to recent statements by politicians who questioned women's place in the workforce. Spoiler alert: She's not amused.


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Posted at 04:30PM Oct 16, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 09, 2018

Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era

In words and drawings, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., counters misconceptions regarding sexual violence with truths that she has learned from a clinical practice devoted to helping survivors.


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Posted at 05:29PM Oct 09, 2018 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 28, 2018

Gentrification Has Unintended Consequences for Urban Poor

Urban redevelopment has dire consequences for the longtime residents and businesses it displaces. Marie Ramas, M.D., addresses gentrification in her final Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 04:30PM Sep 28, 2018 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 21, 2018

POCUS: A Small Tool With Big Benefits for Primary Care

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes that as ultrasound devices get smaller, more powerful and more affordable, they can help reduce costs and improve patient care and safety.


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Posted at 10:19AM Sep 21, 2018 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 17, 2018

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles

Patients need doctors, but some need more help to achieve better health. Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog about the dramatic difference a community health worker has made in her practice.


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Posted at 02:49PM Sep 17, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 10, 2018

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.


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Posted at 04:18PM Sep 10, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

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