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Tuesday Dec 12, 2017

Make Fertility Awareness Part of Family Planning Toolbox

Fertility awareness-based methods can help couples avoid or achieve pregnancy, but a misleading statistic may be impeding their use.

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Posted at 02:44PM Dec 12, 2017 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Rural or Urban FP, We Both Handle Gamut of Patient Issues

A rural family physician and her inner-city counterpart find that their scope of practice and the issues their patients face are more similar than they expected.

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Posted at 01:10PM Dec 05, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D., and Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 27, 2017

Crafting a Life That's Right for Me, My Family and Patients

After the birth of twins, Beth Oller, M.D., restructured her life so she could offer the best of herself to both her family and her practice.

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Posted at 04:07PM Nov 27, 2017 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 17, 2017

In Defense of Reproductive Health Care

Starting Jan. 1, employers can refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., points out that partisan arguments about birth control overlook the fact that women use these medications for many other conditions.

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Posted at 02:15PM Nov 17, 2017 by Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017

We're Thankful for …

With the holidays approaching, we asked some of our new physician bloggers what they are thankful for in their practices. Here is what they shared.

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Posted at 03:15PM Nov 14, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 07, 2017

In Wake of Disaster, Family Physicians Can Help

Our nation has been hit by a recent flurry of terrifying events. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., ponders how family physicians can help patients cope in the aftermath.

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Posted at 04:50PM Nov 07, 2017 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 30, 2017

Could Better Coping Skills Curb Rampant Drug Use?

A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015. Venis Wilder, M.D., ponders how family physicians can help.

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Posted at 03:30PM Oct 30, 2017 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 19, 2017

Viral Response to #MeToo Shines Light on Need for Change

In light of the #MeToo phenomenon, we asked our new physician bloggers to share their perspectives on the pervasive nature of sexual harassment and assault in our society.

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Posted at 04:30PM Oct 19, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 16, 2017

Do Disease-of-the-Month Campaigns Lead to Overscreening?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., questions whether disease-of-the-month campaigns might contribute to overscreening and overdiagnosis.

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Posted at 05:00PM Oct 16, 2017 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 09, 2017

But I Already DID Refer You to an 'American' Doctor

More than one-fourth of U.S. physicians were born in other countries. Kimberly Becher, M.D., examines the difficulty of getting some white patients to accept referrals to minority subspecialists.

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Posted at 02:15PM Oct 09, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

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