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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]

Monday Jun 11, 2018

Military Experience Shaped Me as Physician, Leader, Person

Ada Stewart, M.D., who is proud to wear both her white coat and her military uniform, reflects in the Leader Voices Blog on how the U.S. Army Reserve has helped keep her mentally and spiritually well.

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Posted at 02:03PM Jun 11, 2018 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jun 04, 2018

Follow Day of Action With Year-round Effort

Hundreds of family physicians and medical students were on Capitol Hill on May 22. Although lobbying days are important, Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices blog that advocacy requires year-round effort.

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Posted at 04:19PM Jun 04, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

What a Patient Taught Me About Subtleties of Communication

Recent medical school graduate John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that spending a day with one chronic pain patient taught him an important lesson about communication.

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Posted at 08:42AM May 29, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday May 18, 2018

Our Patients Want -- and Need -- To Be Heard

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that advancing technology and a growing emphasis on the business of health care are straining the patient-physician relationship.

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Posted at 10:35AM May 18, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday May 10, 2018

For Your Patients' Sake, Prepare Yourself for PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis significantly lowers the odds of getting HIV from sex and injectable drug use, but Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that too few physicians are prescribing it. A session at the Family Medicine Experience can help.

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Posted at 03:10PM May 10, 2018 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

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