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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]

Thursday Jul 16, 2020

History Has Its Eyes on Us During This Crisis

Inspired by a recent viewing of the musical Hamilton, Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that too many Americans are still waiting to be treated equally, and the AAFP is working to address inequities in health care.

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Posted at 03:27PM Jul 16, 2020 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

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]

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