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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]

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]

Monday Apr 27, 2020

Death of Patient With COVID-19 Was Unlike Any Other

Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when a patient of his died of COVID-19, the uncertainty and anxiety shrouding her death made it unlike any other he had ever experienced.

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Posted at 04:13PM Apr 27, 2020 by Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 22, 2020

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.

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Posted at 01:08PM Apr 22, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 20, 2020

When Quarantining at Home Puts Families at Risk

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that quarantining at home is not a safe option for patients with COVID-19 who live in close quarters, and the approach is putting minority communities at risk.

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Posted at 09:51AM Apr 20, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 15, 2020

Unease During Pandemic Offers a Lesson in Understanding

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when physicians treat patients with anxiety after the COVID-19 crisis is over, they should remember how they felt during the pandemic.

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Posted at 02:22PM Apr 15, 2020 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 07, 2020

We Are All Vulnerable: Our Strength Is in Our Communities

Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post about steps that people can take throughout their communities to protect the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted at 04:41PM Apr 07, 2020 by Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 06, 2020

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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Posted at 04:27PM Apr 06, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

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