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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]

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]

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