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Thursday Feb 25, 2021

Uncertainty and Hope: A COVID-19 Update From Rural America

As vaccination rolls out and health care teams continue banding together in videoconferences and other collaboration, Jen Brull, M.D., sees a light at the end of the tunnel.


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Posted at 07:00AM Feb 25, 2021 by Jennifer Brull, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 05, 2021

PCPs Should Play Key Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

It is critical that state and federal authorities do more to engage primary care physicians to help the United States reach the necessary COVID-19 vaccination rate.


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Posted at 12:04PM Feb 05, 2021 by Shawn Martin | Comments [0]

Friday Jan 15, 2021

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

Family physician Susan Moore, M.D., alleged she received unequal care for COVID-19 because she was Black. Less than two weeks later, she was dead.


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Posted at 07:00AM Jan 15, 2021 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Nov 12, 2020

U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a physician’s recent death due to complications from pregnancy is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.


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Posted at 07:00AM Nov 12, 2020 by Ada Stewart, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Oct 01, 2020

Flu Shots and COVID-19: Gratitude During the Pandemic

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., shares her experience from a flu shot clinic, writing in the Leader Voices blog that patients may be more interested in the influenza vaccine this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Posted at 06:45AM Oct 01, 2020 by Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. | Comments [0]

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]

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]

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]

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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