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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]

Thursday Apr 18, 2019

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.


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Posted at 03:40PM Apr 18, 2019 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 17, 2019

Make Your Voice Heard; Take the Member Survey

The AAFP Member Satisfaction Survey plays a key role in directing Academy resources to meet family physicians' needs. AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., urges members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their voices heard.


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Posted at 09:54AM Apr 17, 2019 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 08, 2019

Helping Others Just Might Help You, Too

Whether you call it physician burnout or moral injury, Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that volunteering is one of her strategies for preventing the condition.


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Posted at 02:14PM Apr 08, 2019 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Monday Apr 01, 2019

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.


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

Monday Mar 25, 2019

Not Tough Enough? What More Do You Want?

Leonard Reeves, M.D., offers a rebuttal to a speaker who questioned the toughness of physicians amid a burnout crisis.


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Posted at 08:43AM Mar 25, 2019 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 15, 2019

We Matched! Now What?

Chandler Stisher was one of thousands of fourth-year medical students who matched to family medicine residency programs on Friday. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he shares some of the words that resonated most strongly with him as he approached Match Day.


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Posted at 12:30PM Mar 15, 2019 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 07, 2019

Spread the Word: Teaching Health Centers Deserve Support

Bills have been introduced in Congress that would authorize funding for the teaching health center program. Resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., makes the case for supporting the model, and tells others how they can help.


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Posted at 02:54PM Mar 07, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

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