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Thursday Jul 09, 2020

Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.


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Posted at 04:14PM Jul 09, 2020 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 01, 2020

Are You Ready to Whack Your WAC?

Andrew Carroll, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that he reduced his work after clinic by 90% using Suki, a new artificial intelligence digital assistant. The AAFP is recruiting members to participate in stage two of its Suki pilot.


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Posted at 01:35PM Jul 01, 2020 by Andrew Carroll, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

It's Your Future: Don't Let Others Thwart Your Ambitions

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she first encountered racism when her elementary school teacher told her she couldn't become a doctor.


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Posted at 03:09PM Jun 17, 2020 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 05, 2020

Virtual Match Has Potential to Drive Innovation

Recent medical school graduate Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers advice to the Class of 2021 on a Match process that will be unlike any before it in this Leader Voices Blog post.


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Posted at 12:59PM Jun 05, 2020 by Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 02, 2020

Welcome to Family Medicine; the AAFP Is Here to Help

Third-year residents are wrapping up their training. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., the new physician member of the AAFP Board of Directors, offers advice on how the Academy can be an invaluable resource at this critical career stage in the Leader Voices Blog.


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Posted at 03:31PM Jun 02, 2020 by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S. | Comments [0]

Friday May 29, 2020

Lend Your Voice to Academy's Week of Action

Due to the pandemic, the Academy is taking its annual advocacy event online. John Cullen, M.D., urges family physicians to make their voices heard June 1-5 to help stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care.


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Posted at 11:14AM May 29, 2020 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday May 14, 2020

Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Sidelined Students

In this Leader Voices Blog post, Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers a summer media list for medical students preparing to take the next step in their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Posted at 01:34PM May 14, 2020 by Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday May 06, 2020

Let's Learn From Pandemic so All May 'Live Long and Prosper'

Gary LeRoy, M.D., examines parallels between the current health crisis and the 1918 flu pandemic and writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that we must learn from history this time.


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Posted at 03:59PM May 06, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 Shows What Is Truly Valuable in Health Care

The financial burden that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on family physicians must be addressed as a threat to the very foundation of the U.S. health care system, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post.


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Posted at 03:36PM Apr 23, 2020 by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Apr 07, 2020

Resources Help FPs Clear New COVID-19 Hurdles

Dennis Gingrich writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the COVID-19 pandemic is straining family physicians' ingrained abilities to multitask, but he highlights numerous resources from the AAFP and others that can help.


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Posted at 03:53PM Apr 07, 2020 by Dennis Gingrich, M.D. | Comments [0]

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