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Drawings From Detention: Assisting Asylum Seekers

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., recently visited the nation's largest family detention center to help asylum seekers. She shares her experience in words and drawings in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180717fp-asylum.html

Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era

In words and drawings, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., counters misconceptions regarding sexual violence with truths that she has learned from a clinical practice devoted to helping survivors.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181009fp-sexualassault.html

How Do You Deal With the Trauma? VT and Me

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190312fp-vicarioustrauma.html

Patients Facing Homelessness Need More Than Referrals

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., explains why Refer to social work is not the natural conclusion of a physician's role in addressing social determinants of health among patients experiencing homelessness.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190723fp-homeless.html

Do No (Financial) Harm

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., examines why understanding and addressing patients' financial health is as important as caring for their physical and mental health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200911fp-financialhealth.html

I Had to 'Unlearn' Medicine to Treat Vulnerable Patients

New physician Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., relates in words and spare drawings why some of the advice she was taught to give doesn't apply to the patients she is expected to help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170814fp-unlearning.html

How a Bill Becomes a Wall

Through words and drawings, Anita Ravi, M.D., illustrates how the Graham-Cassidy bill currently under consideration in the Senate could make health care worse.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170925fp-grahamcassidy.html

Identifying and Addressing Vicarious Trauma - Curbside Consultation - American Family ... Restricted content. Login required.

May 1, 2021 - Vicarious trauma is part of a spectrum of responses to trauma exposure, including secondary traumatic stress, caregiver fatigue, compassion fatigue, and burnout. These conditions have varying definitions and categorizations, with overlapping symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and management...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/p570.html

Providing Trauma-Informed Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

May 15, 2017 - Family physicians commonly care for survivors of trauma, but they may not always realize it. Trauma, which can affect any patient regardless of age or sex, is broadly defined as the experience of violence or victimization, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/p655.html

Human Trafficking: How Family Physicians Can Recognize and Assist Victims - Editorials ...

Aug 15, 2019 - Identifying a trafficking victim requires an understanding of the law as well as knowledge of risk factors and signs and symptoms of exploitation.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/p202.html

May 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Anita Ravi; Jessica Gorelick; Harika Pal Practice Guidelines: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501/

May 1, 2021 - American Family Physician

...Anita Ravi; Jessica Gorelick; Harika Pal Practice Guidelines: Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF Michael J. Arnold Available Online and in the Mobile App Edition Medicine by the Numbers: Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Fever or Pain in...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0501

Addressing Suspected Labor Trafficking in the Office - Curbside Consultation - American...

Dec 15, 2015 - An estimated 18,000 persons are trafficked into the United States for labor each year. They most commonly originate from Latin America (31%), Southeast Asia (26%), and South Asia (13%), and 71% of persons enter on lawful visas. Health care may be one of the few fields in which ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1092.html

Birth, Death, Hope and Money: Stories of Family Medicine

A diverse panel of five family physicians offered students and residents their perspectives on family medicine -- stories of triumphant hope and success -- during the 2018 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20180808nc-facesoffm.html

Delegates Focus on Sexual Education, Preventing STIs

During the 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders, AAFP members acted on resolutions considered by the Reference Committee on Health of the Public and Science, including some that focused on sexual education and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180502nccl-hops.html

Many Maps, One Aim: Charting a Course to Family Medicine

The 2019 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students kicked off with a moving main-stage storytelling presentation centered on the theme "Exploring More."

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20190731nc-storytelling.html

August 15, 2019 - American Family Physician

...Ronald G. Chambers; Anita Ravi; Santhosh Paulus AFP Clinical Answers: Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety Medicine by the Numbers: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Anna Tomdio; Michael Ritchie; Andrew C. Miller...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0815/

2021 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy’s 2021 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210503nccl-elections.html

May 15, 2017 - American Family Physician

...Anita Ravi; Virna Little Clinical Evidence Handbook: Venous Leg Ulcers E Andrea Nelson; Una Adderley STEPS: Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir (Epclusa) for Hepatitis C Randi Sokol Photo Quiz: Exophytic Digital Lesion Elizabeth V. Seiverling; Matthew J. Franklin; Jeffrey J....

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0515/

Viral Response to #MeToo Shines Light on Need for Change

In light of the #MeToo phenomenon, we asked our new physician bloggers to share their perspectives on the pervasive nature of sexual harassment and assault in our society.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171019fp-metoo.html

December 15, 2015 - American Family Physician

...Ranit Mishori; Anita Ravi CME Quiz Commentary Letters to the Editor Editorials Influenza 2015-2016: Challenges and Recommendations Ronald Goldschmidt Medicine and Society Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Fewer Americans Report a Personal Physician as Their Usual...

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/

Your Family Medicine Practice Is Whatever You Make It

A new physician survey prompted our bloggers to reflect on their scope of practice and how they've tailored their work to fit the needs of their patients and their own interests.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180116fp-scope.html

2018 NCCL Delegates Elect New Leaders

AAFP chapter delegates elected colleagues to fill several leadership positions at the Academy's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180428ncclelections.html

NCCL Delegates Tackle Wide Range of Advocacy Issues

The Reference Committee on Advocacy at the AAFP's 2018 National Conference of Constituency Leaders discussed more than a dozen wide-ranging issues aimed at protecting family physicians and their patients.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20180502nccl-advocacy.html

National Minority Quality Forum Leadership Summit Honors FPs

Five family physicians were among the recipients of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award at the organization’s annual Leadership Summit.

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20210429under40.html

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