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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]

Wednesday Jun 19, 2019

Mentoring Is Key to Expanding Primary Care Pipeline

Reaching family medicine's ambitious workforce goals will take creativity and collaboration. Dennis Gingrich, M.D., offers an example that has made a difference in Pennsylvania.

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Posted at 02:01PM Jun 19, 2019 by Dennis Gingrich, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019

FPs Should Lead: Thoughts on an Executive Career Path

James Ellzy, M.D., writes that health care could use more family physicians in executive roles. He offers tips for those interested in administration.

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Posted at 02:56PM Jun 11, 2019 by James Ellzy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 05, 2019

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., explains how AAFP policy is set by members who represent a wide scope of opinions about the best ways to advance family medicine.

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Posted at 01:21PM Jun 05, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Weight of New 'M.D.' Carries Rewarding Responsibility

Newly graduated family physician Chandler Stisher, M.D., M.P.H., reflects on what the two new letters after his name mean for him, his patients and his community.

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Posted at 04:06PM May 29, 2019 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

Monday May 20, 2019

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

We know that social determinants of health can have immense effects on patients' health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., asks family physicians to consider how they can address these factors.

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Posted at 01:57PM May 20, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.

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Posted at 08:25AM May 14, 2019 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Why Is Compassion So Important? Just Ask This Patient

Family physicians know all about giving their patients compassionate care. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., shares the story of what happened when an ER team missed the mark.

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Posted at 03:54PM May 07, 2019 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

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