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Wednesday Jan 16, 2019

Why Do I Provide Maternity Care? The Answer's Simple

There are many reasons some family physicians don't provide maternity care. But more than 30 years into practice, Robert Raspa, M.D., explains why it's still one of his favorite parts of the job.

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Posted at 01:56PM Jan 16, 2019 by Robert Raspa, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Make Sure Policymakers Know We're Knights for Our Patients

John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that physicians are more likely to be heard by payers and policymakers when health care discussions are framed in terms of patient care.

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Posted at 10:31AM Jan 09, 2019 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019

Physician Leaders Can't Wait for Squeaks to Turn Into Clunks

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the AAFP must listen to its members' urgent concerns while also pursuing the long-term needs of family medicine.

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Posted at 03:18PM Jan 02, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 19, 2018

All I Want for Christmas Is a Better Health Care System

Leonard Reeves, M.D., is on our "nice" list. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he shares what's on his Christmas wish list for family physicians and their patients.

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Posted at 02:29PM Dec 19, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 18, 2018

What a Barefoot Patient Taught Me About Health Equity

Resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she was drawn to family medicine by a desire to be trained by physicians who are committed to addressing social justice and health equity.

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Posted at 03:22PM Dec 18, 2018 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

No Need to Yield: Advocacy Is Our Lane

Some people think physicians should stay out of politics, but Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that being an advocate is a role that physicians must embrace.

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Posted at 02:20PM Dec 12, 2018 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 04, 2018

Minorities Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that an analysis of clinical drug trials found that certain minority groups are underrepresented, even when the medications being researched are intended to treat diseases that disproportionately affect them.

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Posted at 02:03PM Dec 04, 2018 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018

Help Patients Know Their HIV Status

An estimated 15 percent of Americans living with HIV infection are unaware of it. Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that World AIDS Day offers a reminder to help patients know their status.

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Posted at 01:29PM Nov 27, 2018 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

Bustling Clerkship Shows Family Medicine Is Never Boring

Chandler Stisher saw the excitement of family medicine for himself in his first third-year clerkship. He writes that the primary care physician shortage could be eased if more students were exposed to the full potential of family medicine.

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Posted at 01:30PM Nov 20, 2018 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

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]

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