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Friday Apr 20, 2018

Advocacy, Like Sailing, Means Navigating Turbulent Seas

John Cullen, M.D., knows the ropes of sailing and advocacy. In this Leader Voices blog post, he says both require teamwork and persistence.

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Posted at 10:58AM Apr 20, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Make Our Voices Heard on Continuing Board Certification

AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., provided comments at a recent hearing about continuing board certification. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he urges family physicians to weigh in via a survey from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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Posted at 03:02PM Apr 17, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

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Posted at 11:40AM Apr 11, 2018 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 03, 2018

Knowing Patient's Story Improves Odds of Happy Ending

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians must understand a patient's situation, not just his or her chief complaint. The AAFP has resources to help.

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Posted at 01:24PM Apr 03, 2018 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 02, 2018

Don't Forget Puerto Rico -- We Didn't

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a Fort Collins, Colo., family practice created two jobs for displaced workers. John Bender, M.D., M.B.A., shares their stories in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 02:19PM Apr 02, 2018 by John Bender, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Congratulations on Your Match! Here's What to Do Next

Now that Match results are out, resident Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips to fourth-year medical students on what to do before residency orientation begins.

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Posted at 10:12AM Mar 16, 2018 by Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 09, 2018

The Match Can Be Daunting; Here's How to Keep It Simple

The Match is just a week away. Fourth-year medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., offers advice for students who will be going through the process in the future.

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Posted at 11:13AM Mar 09, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 02, 2018

Congress Needs to Hear From FPs -- Here's Your Chance

AAFP President-elect John Cullen, M.D., reports from Capitol Hill, where the Academy's Board of Directors recently had dozens of meetings with legislators and congressional staff.

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Posted at 02:54PM Mar 02, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018

Real Action on Administrative Burden Is Long Overdue

The AAFP has been communicating with CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT about reducing administrative burden, and this week, leaders will address that critical issue on Capitol Hill.

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Posted at 03:21PM Feb 27, 2018 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 19, 2018

Burnout Part 2: Adopting a Systems Approach to Prevention

Carl Olden, M.D., examines methods to approach physician burnout and resilience from the perspectives of the small practice, the multispecialty group and hospital medical staff.

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Posted at 02:35PM Feb 19, 2018 by Carl Olden, M.D. | Comments [0]

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