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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]

Tuesday Mar 24, 2020

Private Practice in a Time of Pandemic

In this Leader Voices Blog post, Andrew Carroll, M.D., details how he changed processes and procedures in his practice -- including expanding telehealth -- after COVID-19 spread into his state.

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Posted at 01:10PM Mar 24, 2020 by Andrew Carroll, M.D. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

FPs Are Best Equipped to Tackle Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than 60% of adults report exposure to at least one adverse childhood event, which may affect their long-term physical and mental health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., outlines steps his state is taking to address the issue.

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Posted at 02:00PM Jan 29, 2020 by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S. | Comments [0]

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]

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