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Thursday Nov 12, 2020

U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a physician’s recent death due to complications from pregnancy is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.

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Posted at 07:00AM Nov 12, 2020 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Oct 16, 2020

We Must Ensure New Tech Works for FPs

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., offers an update on the Academy’s EHR project, and urges members to embrace innovation and participate in the development of new technologies.

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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 16, 2020 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 14, 2020

Family Medicine Has Risen to Challenge of COVID-19

Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on his year as AAFP president, including the rapid response to the pandemic by the Academy and its members.

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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 14, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 13, 2020

It Has Been an Honor to Serve

As his term as AAFP Board chair winds down, John Cullen, M.D., reflects on leading during a crisis.

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Posted at 07:00AM Oct 13, 2020 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

Flu Shots and COVID-19: Gratitude During the Pandemic

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., shares her experience from a flu shot clinic, writing in the Leader Voices blog that patients may be more interested in the influenza vaccine this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted at 06:45AM Oct 01, 2020 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Sep 23, 2020

Actor's Death Offers Opening to Educate Patients on CRC Screening

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman offers an opportunity to educate patients about the need for colorectal cancer screening.

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Posted at 05:06PM Sep 23, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

Help Kids Catch Up After Delays in Care

As schools begin to reopen, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on how to catch kids up on vaccines after potential delays in preventive care from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted at 06:00AM Aug 26, 2020 by Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 17, 2020

FPs Adept at Beating the Grind 'Dog Days' of Pandemic Bring

Steven Furr, M.D., explains in this Leader Voices Blog post how his rural community's early actions protected its most vulnerable population during the pandemic.

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Posted at 08:00AM Aug 17, 2020 by Steven Furr, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 28, 2020

Your Patient Wants a Second Opinion? It's Not Personal

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes that her own experience as a patient offered a humbling reminder not take it personally when a patient asks for a second opinion.

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Posted at 04:22PM Jul 28, 2020 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 17, 2020

Despite Challenges, Virtual Match Can Bring Positive Change

Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that a virtual Match process will present challenges as well as opportunities for both medical students and residency programs.

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Posted at 12:15PM Jul 17, 2020 by Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

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