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Thursday Mar 18, 2021

Six Ways to Practice Family Medicine

With Match Day approaching, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they practice family medicine and what they enjoy about their respective niches. Their answers offer a glimpse at the breadth of the specialty.

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Posted at 06:00AM Mar 18, 2021 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Mar 03, 2021

Lose-Lose: Noncompete Agreements Hurt Doctors and Patients

Restrictive covenants, also known as noncompete agreements, represent a unique piece of contract architecture that exists in many business fields and may have merit in certain circumstances. When applied to medical practice, however, these agreements can be particularly harmful. Read more in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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Posted at 06:30AM Mar 03, 2021 by Luis Garcia, 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 Jul 29, 2020

Yes, You Can Practice Full-scope Family Medicine

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H.; writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that finding a job that allows her to use the full scope of her family medicine training was worth the second effort.

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Posted at 01:21PM Jul 29, 2020 by MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

Telemedicine: The Good, the Bad, the Pleasantly Surprising

With family physicians transitioning more patient visits to telemedicine during the pandemic, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they are handling the adjustment in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Posted at 04:29PM Apr 14, 2020 by Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Dec 09, 2019

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.

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Posted at 01:51PM Dec 09, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging Q&A.

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Posted at 04:03PM Oct 08, 2019 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

How Can I NOT Be Rural Enough?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a program designed to recruit doctors to rural areas needs to do more to help address physician shortages.

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Posted at 11:46AM Sep 24, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community

Tate Hinkle, M.D., explains in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how a telemedicine program allowed his rural community to provide comprehensive care and made it easier to recruit a new subspecialist.

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Posted at 01:43PM Sep 10, 2019 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.

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Posted at 04:44PM Aug 20, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

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