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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 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]

Wednesday Sep 05, 2018

Letting Life Take You by Surprise Can Stave Off Burnout

Physicians have the highest suicide rate in the nation. Kurt Bravata, M.D., ponders the need to "recharge our batteries and reinforce the things that drew us into health care."


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Posted at 10:24AM Sep 05, 2018 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 27, 2018

Putting My Broad-scope Training to the Test

Tate Hinkle, M.D., and his primary care colleagues tested the limits of their broad-scope training when a wave of subspecialists left their small, rural community.


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Posted at 03:46PM Aug 27, 2018 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 03:42PM Aug 21, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

Employers Must Play Active Role in Burnout Prevention

For the good of patients, physicians and the bottom line, employers have to start doing more to promote physician wellness and prevent burnout, writes Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 04:30PM Aug 14, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 06, 2018

Rural Locums Provide Balance for Urban Doc

Mixing rural locum tenens shifts with her urban direct primary care practice keeps Allison Edwards, M.D., balanced and allows her to work at the full breadth of her training.


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Posted at 04:57PM Aug 06, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 27, 2018

Game Over? WHO Decision on Gaming Disorder Raises Questions

The World Health Organization recently recognized gaming disorder as being a mental health condition. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Luis Garcia, M.D., looks at what that could mean for family physicians and patients.


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Posted at 06:15PM Jul 27, 2018 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 20, 2018

Opportunities, Not Incentives, Drive PCPs to Do Better

In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., writes that policymakers should abandon the carrot-and-stick approach to payment schemes and give physicians time to provide better care.


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Posted at 11:21AM Jul 20, 2018 by Ryan Neuhofel | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

Drawings From Detention: Assisting Asylum Seekers

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., recently visited the nation's largest family detention center to help asylum seekers. She shares her experience in words and drawings in the Fresh Perspectives blog.


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Posted at 03:21PM Jul 17, 2018 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

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