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Thursday Jan 09, 2020

Try These Tips to Overcome Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

During what is shaping up to be a severe flu season, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on vaccinating reluctant patients in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 01:52PM Jan 09, 2020 by Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Dec 13, 2019

End-of-life Care Is as Important as All Care Preceding It

In this Leader Voices Blog post, family medicine resident Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H., shares her first experience with helping a terminally ill patient decide how she wanted to live her final days.

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Posted at 11:56AM Dec 13, 2019 by Kelly Thibert, D.O., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Oct 23, 2019

STI Screening Is Critical as Number of Cases Skyrockets

As the number of reported cases of sexually transmitted infections continues to climb, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., addresses the need to screen for STIs and not shy away from difficult conversations. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 01:53PM Oct 23, 2019 by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 15, 2019

Stop and Listen: Why We Need More Time With Patients

Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that in the era of 15-minute office visits, patients aren't being heard -- and the results can be deadly.

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Posted at 04:00PM Oct 15, 2019 by Erica Swegler, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 05:15PM Aug 20, 2019 by Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H. | 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]

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 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]

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

FPs Are Answer to Rural Maternity Care Crisis

Many rural communities are losing access to maternity care. AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that his rural Alaska community offers proof that family physicians can fill that void.

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Posted at 03:15PM Oct 10, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

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