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Friday Jun 15, 2018

What I Learned as a New Physician

In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.

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Posted at 04:58PM Jun 15, 2018 by Beth Oller, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Start Saving for Retirement Now

A combination of lengthy training and high debt leads many physicians to delay saving for retirement. In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Peter Rippey, M.D., looks at what you should be doing now rather than later.

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Posted at 09:41AM May 29, 2018 by Peter Rippey, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Report: Med Schools Can Do More To Combat Racism

A medical student group issued a review of 10 U.S. medical schools' efforts to combat racism. Venis Wilder, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the schools received passing grades -- along with an admonishment to do more.

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Posted at 08:41AM May 23, 2018 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 30, 2018

Acknowledging -- and Overcoming -- My Own Racial Bias

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., is working on her own racial biases. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she questions why our medical institutions and training programs aren't doing the same.

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Posted at 02:21PM Apr 30, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Want to Solve Problems in Public Health? Here's How

Family physician Stewart Decker, M.D., is getting his master's degree in public health and wants you to come along for the ride. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, he shares what he's learned so far.

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Posted at 04:36PM Mar 16, 2018 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 05, 2018

Jumping Through Hoops Wastes My Time, Worsens Outcomes

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that insurance denials seem to be increasingly more common -- and, unfortunately, more absurd.

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Posted at 10:43AM Mar 05, 2018 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 26, 2018

Healing or Harassment: Is It OK to Hug a Patient?

At a time of heightened awareness about sexual harassment, we asked our new physician bloggers whether it's appropriate for physicians to hug patients. Read what they had to say in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 08:53AM Feb 26, 2018 by Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 12, 2018

Fox Should Pull the Plug on The Resident

The Resident, the latest TV medical drama, doesn't do physicians or patients any favors with its skewed portrayal of health care.

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Posted at 04:50PM Feb 12, 2018 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 05, 2018

Done Right, Annual Wellness Visit Helps Patient and Practice

Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines the utility of the Medicare annual wellness visit and how to get paid properly for conducting it.

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Posted at 02:49PM Feb 05, 2018 by Kurt Bravata, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 21, 2017

How Do I Deal With a Racist Patient?

With racism a frequent topic in the news recently, we asked our new physician bloggers how racism has affected them in health care settings.

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Posted at 05:58PM Aug 21, 2017 by Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S. | Comments [0]

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