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Thursday Apr 29, 2021

Let’s Achieve Health Equity by Teaching Future FPs

Shoba Belegundu, M.D., writes that a key to addressing health disparities is graduating physicians with the ability to address the social determinants of health and the skills to advocate for health equity.


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Posted at 06:00AM Apr 29, 2021 by Shoba Belegundu, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Mar 03, 2021

Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors and Patients

Restrictive covenants, also known as noncompete agreements, represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields and may have merit in certain circumstances. When applied to medical practice, however, these agreements can be particularly harmful. Read more in the Fresh Perspectives blog.


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Posted at 06:30AM Mar 03, 2021 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 04, 2020

FPs in Advocacy Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the key to getting involved in public health is identifying the people who are working on issues you care about and offering your expertise.


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Posted at 05:00AM Nov 04, 2020 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 11, 2020

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.


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Posted at 11:39AM Sep 11, 2020 by Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P. | Comments [0]

Thursday Sep 03, 2020

Why We Fight for Patients of Color

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., ponders how physicians can help people of color, who bear a disproportionate share of the effects of racism, violence and COVID-19.


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Posted at 08:00AM Sep 03, 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]

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]

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019

Don't Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that taking the wholesale approach of blaming mass shootings on mental illness stigmatizes patients who have mental health issues and deflects attention from real predictors of such incidents.


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Posted at 12:12PM Sep 18, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 03, 2019

Health Spending Keeps Going Up; Why Are Outcomes Worse?

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that even as U.S. health care costs continue to climb, several key outcomes are in steep decline.


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Posted at 11:35AM Jul 03, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

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