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Thursday Jul 22, 2021

DPC and COVID: Looking Back as We Move Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but as we ease back into the pre-pandemic rhythm of working, seeing family and cautiously exploring public spaces, it seems only natural to take a step back and reflect on what the past year and a half have brought us. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., relates how her direct primary care practice has weathered the pandemic.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jul 22, 2021 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 04, 2021

Share Your Burden of Grief and Find Joy on the Other Side

Like so many physicians, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., has experienced grief on an unprecedented scale this past year. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she shares how she has come to acknowledge her grief and use it to begin healing.


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Posted at 06:00AM May 04, 2021 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | 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 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]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

COVID-19 and the Burden of Secondary Grief

After months of caring for people affected by COVID-19, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog about the burden of secondary grief.


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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 01, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.


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Posted at 01:45PM Jul 16, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 10, 2020

Piece by Piece: Insights From a Residency Graduate

Arindam Sarkar, M.D., who recently completed his residency training, offers insights in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on how to become your role model, what you can learn from a good dog and more.


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Posted at 09:14AM Jun 10, 2020 by Arindam Sarkar, 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 13, 2020

When My City Cheers, It Lifts Up the Front Lines

It's a simple gesture, but Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that hearing the people of New York City cheer the doctors and others on the front lines has helped her cope with the pandemic.


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Posted at 12:15PM May 13, 2020 by Lalita Abhyankar, MD, MHS | Comments [0]

Friday May 08, 2020

For FP Moms, This Mother's Day Is About Impact on Community

Amid a pandemic, MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Kimberly Becher, M.D., reflect in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on a Mother's Day like no other for physician moms.


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Posted at 03:21PM May 08, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

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