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Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Discrepancies in Vaccine Uptake: What’s Really at Work?

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, AAFP Health Equity Fellow Brittney Anderson, M.D., explores why there are disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community.

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Posted at 06:00AM Apr 15, 2021 by Brittney Anderson, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 16, 2021

Being an FP Means Always Stretching Your Scope, Knowledge

In this Fresh Perspectives post, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., recounts her experiences learning about and providing gender-affirming care at a federally qualified health center.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 16, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 09, 2021

Patient Care During COVID Shouldn’t Imperil Your Well-being

Rural family physician Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that one of the lessons she’s learned during the pandemic is to hold yourself harmless from the faults and foibles of your patients.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 09, 2021 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jan 07, 2021

Don’t Return to Your Silo

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that COVID-19 has broken down silos in health care, and the collaborative approach should continue after the pandemic ends.

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Posted at 06:00AM Jan 07, 2021 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 17, 2020

Anorexia In the Time of COVID

Disordered eating has increased dramatically during the pandemic. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., offers an example of virtual visits and team-based care that’s making a difference.

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Posted at 06:00AM Dec 17, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 10, 2020

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.

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Posted at 07:00AM Dec 10, 2020 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Telemedicine II: What We’ve Learned So Far

This spring our new physician bloggers told us about their experiences with implementing telemedicine. Several months later, we asked for an update regarding their lessons learned.

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Posted at 06:00AM Dec 03, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 18, 2020

A Model for Connecting Primary Care in COVID-19 Era

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Colorado explain in the Fresh Perspectives blog how their state is using Project ECHO to share information primary care practices need to navigate the pandemic.

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Posted at 07:45AM Nov 18, 2020 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 29, 2020

Pregnancy Taught Me How to ‘Lean Out’

In the midst of a difficult pregnancy, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes that female physicians don’t always address their own needs, and she shares her personal story.

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Posted at 05:30AM Oct 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 07, 2020

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 06:00AM Oct 07, 2020 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

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