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Friday Sep 07, 2018

Why Does Equal Pay for Equal Work Still Elude Us?

The compensation gap between male and female physicians is widening. AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., writes that this inequity is inexcusable and must end.

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Posted at 10:42AM Sep 07, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 04, 2018

Don't Forget Why You Chose Medicine in the First Place

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes that remembering why you chose a career in medicine can be as important as how you go about pursuing that career.

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Posted at 01:05PM Sep 04, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

Conflicting Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Patient Care

Recent news of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions raises a question: What happens when the beliefs of a health care professional conflict with those of a patient?

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Posted at 12:20PM Aug 28, 2018 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 13, 2018

Team-based Care Needs Greater Support

Intern John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes that students and residents understand the value of learning and working in a team-based model. He says payers need to follow suit.

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Posted at 03:46PM Aug 13, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 03, 2018

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

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Posted at 01:06PM Aug 03, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 16, 2018

Xanax Is Not the Answer to Xenophobia

Fear and anxiety are rampant in our society lately. Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that people need to recognize the true motivation behind their fears and think rationally.

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Posted at 01:48PM Jul 16, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 09, 2018

FPs See How Much Continuity of Care Matters

A recent analysis in BMJ found that continuity of care decreases mortality. In the Leader Voices Blog, John Meigs, M.D., shares a recent example of why that's the case.

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Posted at 04:33PM Jul 09, 2018 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jul 02, 2018

AMA House of Delegates Weighs In on Health Equity

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., reports from the recent annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which took several actions related to health equity.

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Posted at 12:39PM Jul 02, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 22, 2018

AAFP, Others Drive Home Opioid Message on Capitol Hill

Leaders from the AAFP and five other physician organizations converged on Capitol Hill June 18 to advocate for solutions to the nation's opioid crisis. Michael Munger, M.D., gives more details in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 02:04PM Jun 22, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

Delaying Visa Approvals Would Harm Medical Training, Patients

As a new training year approaches, many international medical graduates are waiting for H1-B visa approvals. The AAFP and others have been pressing the administration to expedite the process.

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Posted at 08:49AM Jun 19, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

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