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Friday Mar 20, 2020

COVID-19: FP Searches for Supplies, Information and Lessons

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Allison Edwards, M.D., describes the difficulty and frustration of preparing for the pandemic in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 10:34AM Mar 20, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

New Physicians Share Match Day Memories, Advice

With the results of the National Resident Matching Program scheduled to be released on March 20, we asked our new physician bloggers to share memories of their own Match Days. Read what they shared in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 02:34PM Mar 18, 2020 by Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 10, 2020

Tips for Landing Grants to Help Offer Mental Health Care

Grant funding can make a big difference in delivering mental health care. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kurt Bravata, M.D., shares lessons learned from successes and failures in pursuing funding.


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Posted at 07:15PM Mar 10, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 03, 2020

Here's Why LGBTQ Physicians Should Self-Identify

The medical community advocates for a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves, but Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the dearth of information regarding LGBTQ physicians makes it difficult to know how well this community is represented.


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Posted at 01:52PM Mar 03, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 24, 2020

The Lady With Lavender Essential Oils Is New Dr. Google

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that patients will be the casualties of the war on science if doctors don't speak out about misinformation and false claims.


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Posted at 10:08AM Feb 24, 2020 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 05, 2020

Patients Aren't Widgets, So Don't Base Care on Volume

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that treating patients like assembly line products -- and judging physicians by their productivity -- isn't good for anyone.


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Posted at 03:23PM Feb 05, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Lady Gaga, Primary Care for Mental Health Is Part of the Cure

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that Lady Gaga's recent unfounded comments about mental health and primary care can be harmful to patients, pointing out why -- and how -- the AAFP supports mental health care in the primary care setting.


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Posted at 02:25PM Jan 22, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Jan 13, 2020

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 01:42PM Jan 13, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.


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Posted at 12:48PM Jan 07, 2020 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 16, 2019

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.


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Posted at 03:15PM Dec 16, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

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