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Wednesday Jul 29, 2020

Yes, You Can Practice Full-scope Family Medicine

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H.; writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that finding a job that allows her to use the full scope of her family medicine training was worth the second effort.

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Posted at 01:21PM Jul 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.

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Posted at 01:45PM Jul 16, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 08, 2020

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

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Posted at 10:38AM Jul 08, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 02, 2020

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Lead

With the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students approaching, Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that resident leadership roles led him to his current job and a state leadership position.

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Posted at 10:19AM Jul 02, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 25, 2020

Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.

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Posted at 08:59AM Jun 25, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 18, 2020

Closure, COVID, Chaos: A Resident's Tale of Resilience

Merlyn Sunny Abraham, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her family medicine class of seven women persisted through the closure of their hospital, the transfer of their program and a pandemic.

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Posted at 03:55PM Jun 18, 2020 by Merlyn Sunny Abraham, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Piece by Piece: Insights From a Residency Graduate

Arindam Sarkar, M.D., who recently completed his residency training, offers insights in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on how to become your role model, what you can learn from a good dog and more.

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Posted at 09:14AM Jun 10, 2020 by Arindam Sarkar, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

What Are the Actual Causes of Hospital Admissions?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and Graham Custar, M.D., look at the social drivers that actually lead to many hospital admissions.

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Posted at 03:57PM Jun 02, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 27, 2020

COVID-19: Two Sides of the Looking Glass

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., relates the complex experience of being both a physician treating patients who are COVID-19-positive and a relative of a patient with COVID-19.

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Posted at 12:38PM May 27, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 20, 2020

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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Posted at 09:33AM May 20, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

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