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Tuesday Nov 13, 2018

FPs and Vasectomies: Help Your Patients Make a 'Snip' Decision

Vasectomy is a quick, easy procedure that can be performed in the primary care setting. AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., questions why more men aren't willing to take that step.

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Posted at 04:28PM Nov 13, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Nov 07, 2018

Embrace Change and Tech to Shape Our Future

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., ponders the future of family medicine, including the Academy's new informatics technology initiative.

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Posted at 12:19PM Nov 07, 2018 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

What Do Women Think? If You Only Knew …

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., ponders how the workplace might improve if men better understood a woman's perspective.

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Posted at 01:08PM Oct 31, 2018 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Friday Oct 19, 2018

We Shouldn't Have to Struggle to Put Patients First

U.S. hospital care costs exceeded $1 trillion last year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D. -- a bargain newborn in 1954 at $43.45 -- says the industrial approach to medicine must change.

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Posted at 09:56AM Oct 19, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

FPs Are Answer to Rural Maternity Care Crisis

Many rural communities are losing access to maternity care. AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that his rural Alaska community offers proof that family physicians can fill that void.

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Posted at 03:15PM Oct 10, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 08, 2018

We're Making Progress on the Issues That Matter to FPs

As his term comes to an end, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on his year as AAFP president and ponders the challenges that remain for family medicine.

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Posted at 04:33PM Oct 08, 2018 by Michael Munger, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Oct 01, 2018

Opportunities to Lead Are at Hand. Seize Them!

As his 10 years of service on the AAFP Board of Directors come to a close, John Meigs, M.D., reflects on his experience in this Leader Voices Blog post and calls for others to follow him.

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Posted at 01:18PM Oct 01, 2018 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018

Why I'm Building a Solo Practice -- Again

More than 30 years into practice, Erica Swegler, M.D., explains in this Leader Voices Blog post why she decided to buck current employment trends and go back to her roots as a solo family physician.

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Posted at 02:59PM Sep 25, 2018 by Erica Swegler, M.D. | Comments [0]

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]

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