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Thursday Jan 17, 2019

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for Patients?

As the partial government shutdown stretched into its fourth week, our new physician bloggers examined how the impasse in Washington, D.C., is affecting their patients.

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Posted at 02:02PM Jan 17, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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Posted at 02:16PM Jan 15, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Could Be Key to Saving Rural Hospitals

Nearly 100 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and almost 700 more are considered vulnerable. Tate Hinkle, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that Medicaid expansion could be the key to stopping the trend.

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Posted at 02:37PM Jan 09, 2019 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Dec 21, 2018

Have We Failed to 'Promote the General Welfare' of People?

In this fourth installment of his master's in public health series in the Fresh Perspectives blog, Stewart Decker, M.D., discusses the social, or structural, issues that affect health.

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Posted at 11:44AM Dec 21, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 18, 2018

You Hate Your EHR? Help Develop Something Better

Instead of hoping someone will ask physicians about their technology needs, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that doctors should seek out developers looking for new ideas.

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Posted at 04:05PM Dec 18, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

Why I Love Working in a Community Health Center

Luis Garcia, M.D., spoke with several colleagues who work in community health centers, as he does, about what makes these practices so rewarding for family physicians. Read what they had to say in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 01:38PM Dec 11, 2018 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Nov 29, 2018

Focus on Decision-makers to Improve Public Health

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, master of public health candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on campaigning and community organizing.

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Posted at 03:13PM Nov 29, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 26, 2018

Let's Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that it's high time we find a fix for the drug pricing system that we've grown too accustomed to.

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Posted at 02:55PM Nov 26, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

Protect Transgender and Intersex Patients

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., describes the many factors that contribute to gender identity, and she calls for physicians to take a stand in support of their transgender and intersex patients.

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Posted at 09:07AM Nov 20, 2018 by Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O. | Comments [0]

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]

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