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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 Nov 06, 2019

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

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Posted at 08:45AM Nov 06, 2019 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 05, 2019

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.

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Posted at 04:21PM Apr 05, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 22, 2018

Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:29PM Oct 22, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Sep 28, 2018

Gentrification Has Unintended Consequences for Urban Poor

Urban redevelopment has dire consequences for the longtime residents and businesses it displaces. Marie Ramas, M.D., addresses gentrification in her final Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:30PM Sep 28, 2018 by Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 10, 2018

A Hiring Manager's Perspective on the Art of Interviewing

Are you looking for a job or preparing for residency interviews? Hiring manager Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., tells you what she's looking for when she's interviewing candidates.

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Posted at 04:18PM Sep 10, 2018 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 03:42PM Aug 21, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 20, 2018

Opportunities, Not Incentives, Drive PCPs to Do Better

In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., writes that policymakers should abandon the carrot-and-stick approach to payment schemes and give physicians time to provide better care.

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Posted at 11:21AM Jul 20, 2018 by Ryan Neuhofel | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 05, 2018

Back to Work: Adjusting Bit by Bit

After taking a two-year break from daily practice to raise twins, Meshia Waleh, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her next great adventure involves a new job in a new state.

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Posted at 02:27PM Jul 05, 2018 by Meshia Waleh, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 26, 2018

Managing the Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

After being told what their next steps should be for years, graduating residents now get to choose their own path. Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that they shouldn't panic.

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Posted at 08:35AM Jun 26, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

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