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Friday Sep 06, 2019

Our Treatment of Immigrants Should Reflect Our Values

A new final rule would allow the federal government to detain migrant children indefinitely. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recounts how the Academy and others are objecting to the change and calling for improved conditions at detention centers to protect immigrants' health.

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Posted at 12:45PM Sep 06, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 04, 2019

For New Intern, the Future Is Challenging -- and Bright

In this Leader Voices Blog post, recent medical school graduate Chandler Stisher, M.D., shares the challenges of transitioning from student to intern as well as his excitement for what lies ahead.

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Posted at 01:59PM Sep 04, 2019 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 26, 2019

Moving Practice Has Been Good for Me, Staff, Patients

What's a family doc to do when rents skyrocket in a tight real estate market? Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that she turned her problem into an opportunity to improve her practice.

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Posted at 02:29PM Aug 26, 2019 by Erica Swegler, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 05:15PM Aug 20, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 08, 2019

We Must Find Common Ground to Reduce Gun Violence

Six of the nation's largest physician organizations -- including the AAFP -- and the American Public Health Association are calling for policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., cites a 2017 survey that outlined steps both gun owners and nonowners would support.

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Posted at 09:33AM Aug 08, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 06, 2019

Full Steam Ahead on Academy's Health IT Innovation Project

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., offers an update on an Academy initiative that aims to develop health IT tools that are more useful and less burdensome than current products.

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Posted at 03:32PM Aug 06, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 26, 2019

National Conference Helped Set Our Family Medicine Paths

In this video post from the event, Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., the resident member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and student Board member Chandler Stisher, M.D., discuss how the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students influenced their career paths.

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Posted at 06:18PM Jul 26, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., and Chandler Stisher, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 12, 2019

We Can't Leave Health Care Policies to Chance

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on a recent visit to the New Jersey AFP's annual meeting and the need for quality measures that make sense.

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Posted at 11:07AM Jul 12, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 09, 2019

New AAFP Initiative Addresses Rural Health Care Crisis

Rural America is suffering from a health care crisis, a product of inadequate funding, economic downturn and lack of an appropriate health care workforce. In response, the AAFP is launching an Academy-wide effort to improve health care in rural communities. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., gives more details about the initiative.

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Posted at 02:10PM Jul 09, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 27, 2019

Global Health: FPs Care for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Family physicians' broad training allows them to provide care for anyone, anytime, anywhere. That, writes Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in this Leader Voices Blog post, is why family docs are ideally suited to offer global health care.

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Posted at 02:52PM Jun 27, 2019 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

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