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Eight Questions for 2018: Yes, Single Payer Is One of Them

Despite opposition to socialized, single-payer health care, nearly 120 million Americans have health care coverage through government-supported programs. With that growing number in mind, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin poses eight ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171219ITT_singlepayer.html

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models

End of Medicare Bonuses Underlines Need for New Payment Models

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/end_of_medicare_bonuses_underlines.html

Exposing Students to Rural Health Key to Producing Rural Docs

Exposing Students to Rural Health Key to Producing Rural Docs

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/exposing_students_to_rural_health.html

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

Eye on the Ball: Overreliance on EHRs Can Bring Disaster

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/eye_on_the_ball_overreliance.html

Fact: The Pandemic Is About People, Not Politics

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that she is devastated by politicians and other officials telling the public that physicians aren't to be trusted regarding COVID-19.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200716fp-moralinjury.html

Fake Teen Doc Reflects Need for Real Minority Physicians

Fake Teen Doc Reflects Need for Real Minority Physicians

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fake_teen_doc_reflects_need.html

Family Medicine on the Right Course

Family Medicine on the Right Course

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/family_medicine_on_the_right.html

Family Medicine Wins … or Loses?

Family Medicine Wins … or Loses?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/family_medicine_wins_or_loses.html

Family Physicians Can Cut Unnecessary Surgeries

Robust clinical trials demonstrate relevant outcomes of various surgeries. Does a surgery extend a patient's life? Does the surgery decrease a patient's pain? Does it improve the patient's quality of life? Answering these questions, along with weighing risks and other treatment options,...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/family_physicians_can_cut_unnecessary.html

Fee Schedule Reflects CMS Efforts to Support Primary Care

The proposed rule for the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule includes several updates to payment policies that would benefit family physicians. But CMS can-and should-do more to support primary care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/fee_schedule_reflects_cms_efforts.html

Fellowships Aim to Enhance FPs' Training, Not Limit Our Scope

Fellowships Aim to Enhance FPs' Training, Not Limit Our Scope

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fellowships_aim_to_enhance_fps.html

Fighting the Nuclear Defense

On the eve of what should be rebalanced Medicare reimbursement, we’re working to keep your much-needed raise.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201013itt-mpfs.html

Finding Purple: Creating Nonpartisan Paths to Advance Primary Care

Lynne Lillie, M.D., writes that family physicians are uniquely positioned to find a path through polarized politics that can lead to a solution to our health care crisis.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/finding_purple_creating_nonpartisan_paths.html

Finding Right Fit Key to Match Process

Finding Right Fit Key to Match Process

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/finding_right_fit_key_to.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201001lv-flu.html

FMX Offers Something for Every Family Physician

The AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) offers physicians the ability to earn an entire year's worth of CME, a jam-packed expo hall, and abundant social and networking opportunities.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fmx_offers_something_for_every.html

Focusing on Single Issue Guarantees Inaction on Others

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that disagreement on a single issue shouldn't prevent collaboration on others.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190611itt-singleissue.html

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

Follow the North Star: Global Health Is Focus of New Wonca Group

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/follow_the_north_star_global.html

Food Security: Take a Lesson From Your Patients

Food Security: Take a Lesson From Your Patients

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/food_security_take_a_lesson.html

For New Intern, the Future Is Challenging -- and Bright

In this Leader Voices Blog post, recent medical school graduate Chandler Stisher, M.D., shares the challenges of transitioning from student to intern as well as his excitement for what lies ahead.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190904lv-newintern.html

For This State Chapter, It Truly Is a 'Family Affair'

For This State Chapter, It Truly Is a 'Family Affair'

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/for_this_state_chapter_it.html

For Your Patients' Sake, Prepare Yourself for PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis significantly lowers the odds of getting HIV from sex and injectable drug use, but Ada Stewart, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that too few physicians are prescribing it. A session at the Family Medicine Experience can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180510lv-prep.html

FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

FP Salaries Increasing, But How Much?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fp_salaries_increasing_but_how.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200817lv-ruralcovid.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181010lv-obdeserts.html

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

FPs Can Be Trusted Guides When the Dying Don't Specify Wishes

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_can_be_trusted_guides.html

FPs Can Lead on Changes That Keep Patients Out of Hospitals

We know that social determinants of health can have immense effects on patients' health. In this Leader Voices Blog post, resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., asks family physicians to consider how they can address these factors.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190520lv-hospitalization.html

FPs Can Shape Social Determinants of Health Outside Clinic

Social factors can influence health more than medical advances. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that family physicians have the perspective and influence needed to address social determinants of health beyond the exam room.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_can_shape_social_determinants.html

FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

FPs Doing Good Work in House of Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_doing_good_work_in.html

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

FPs Have Ability to Inspire, Be Inspired by, One Another

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/fps_have_ability_to_inspire.html

FPs' Talents, Skills Are Needed Now More Than Ever All Around the World

FPs' Talents, Skills Are Needed Now More Than Ever All Around the World

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/who_director_general_fps_talents.html

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/frequently_asked_questions_and_answers.html

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/fresh_approach_turns_substance_abuse.html

From Classroom to Med School and Back: Why I Love Teaching

From Classroom to Med School and Back: Why I Love Teaching

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/from_the_classroom_to_med.html

Future of Family Medicine 2.0: What's Your Opinion?

Future of Family Medicine 2.0: What's Your Opinion?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/future_of_family_medicine_2.html

Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It

Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/getting_health_care_right_even.html

Girl Power: Moving Toward Balance in Physician Workforce

Women make up more than half of the U.S. population but only about one-third of the physician workforce. However, among the younger generation of physicians, more women are entering the pipeline. In fact, this year marked the largest increase in a decade in the number of women enrolling...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/girl_power_moving_toward_balance.html

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/give_residents_tools_to_turn.html

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/giving_thanks.html

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/global_health_offers_unparalleled_opportunity.html

GME Reform: An AAFP Call to Action

GME Reform: An AAFP Call to Action

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/gme_reform_an_aafp_call.html

GME: IOM Report Shines a Light on a Flawed System

GME: IOM Report Shines a Light on a Flawed System

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/gme_iom_report_shines_a.html

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/government_hears_from_fps_on.html

Growing AAFP's Media Outreach: Responding to CNN

Growing AAFP's Media Outreach: Responding to CNN

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/growing_aafp_s_media_outreach.html

Heads Up: School Sports Season Is Upon Us

Heads Up: School Sports Season Is Upon Us

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/heads_up_school_sports_season.html

Health Care Costs Soar, But Does U.S. Get What It Pays For?

At a time when overall health care costs are skyrocketing, U.S. spending on primary care office visits is in decline. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin breaks down the Health Care Cost and Utilization ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180320ITT_costs.html

Health Care Is a Right That Must Extend to Everyone

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that health care must be seen as a basic human right that is necessary for the preservation of dignity, social worth, health and even life.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170808lv-healthcareright.html

Health Tech Developers Could Use Physician Input

Health Tech Developers Could Use Physician Input

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/health_tech_developers_could_use.html

Help Kids Catch Up After Delays in Care

As schools begin to reopen, Margot Savoy, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips on how to catch kids up on vaccines after potential delays in preventive care from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200826lv-backtoschool.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181127lv-hivstatus.html

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

Help Wanted: Swelling Med School Enrollments Boost Need for Preceptors

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/help_wanted_swelling_med_school.html

Here We Go Again: GOP Attempting ACA Repeal

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survived four Senate votes regarding repeal and replacement in July, but Senate Republicans are set to try again this week. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines what's at stake.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ITT_20170926.html

Here's How We're Battling Administrative Burden for You

According to surveys, administrative burden is the top concern of family physicians. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's work to reduce prior authorization and ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200204itt-adminburden.html

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

Here's My Number, Call Me (Maybe)

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/here_s_my_number_call.html

Here's Why LGBTQ Physicians Should Self-Identify

The medical community advocates for a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities it serves, but Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the dearth of information regarding LGBTQ physicians makes it difficult to know how well this community is ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200303fp-lgbtqphysicians.html

High-deductible Plans Give 'Prevention' a New Meaning

Robert Raspa, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that high-deductible plans are causing patients to delay needed care, which leads to more costly urgent care later.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190401lv-hdhp.html

Holding People Sacred in Time of Loss

MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that she is praying for dying patients and crying with her nurses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200504fp-covidsacred.html

Holy Toledo! As Bad Ideas Go, Closing Residency Is a Whopper

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that one health care system's decision to shutter a family medicine residency program in his state doesn't make sense for the business or its community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/holy_toledo_as_bad_ideas.html

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

Home Grown: South Carolina Schools Work Together to Address Primary Care Shortage

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/home_grown_south_carolina_schools.html

House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

House Calls Improve Care, Lower Costs

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/house_calls_improve_care_lower.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

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/how_can_family_physicians_turn.html

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/how_to_maximize_your_aafp.html

I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

Late last year, Kimberly Becher, M.D., reached a point where she thought the only thing in life she was doing well was patient care. She had to make changes at work and home to fight off burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170724fpbounceback.html

I Matched! And It's Good News All Around

I Matched! And It's Good News All Around

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/i_matched_and_it_s.html

I'm Still Listening; So What Do You Have to Say?

I'm Still Listening; So What Do You Have to Say?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/i_m_still_listening_so.html

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/implementation_begins_on_family_medicine.html

In Defense of Reproductive Health Care

Starting Jan. 1, employers can refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., points out that partisan arguments about birth control overlook the fact that women use these medications for many other conditions.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171117fp-contraception.html

Independent Research Shows Value of AAFP Advocacy

A Washington research firm evaluated the efficacy and impact of the AAFP's advocacy activities. In this In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180306ITT_research.html

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/information_overload_new_gadgets_provide.html

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/insurance_hurdles_add_challenge_to.html

Invest in FPs and Maybe Insurance Won't Cost as Much as a Car

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the most prudent place to invest any single health care dollar is in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190917itt-investfm.html

Is Anybody Out There? Tell Us What You Think

Is Anybody Out There? Tell Us What You Think

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/is_anybody_out_there_tell.html

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/is_direct_primary_care_right.html

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/is_your_stethoscope_making_patients.html

It Takes a Village: Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

It Takes a Village: Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/it_takes_a_village_become.html

It's Complicated: What We Wish Legislators Knew About Health Care

Health care truly is complicated. We asked our new physician bloggers what policymakers need to understand if they're going to help create a better system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/it_s_complicated_what_we.html

It's Humbling to Be Reminded How Much There Is to Know

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a moment of self-doubt provided motivation for her to learn more and do better.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190430fp-keeplearning.html

It's Not Only OK to Be Vulnerable, It's Necessary

Medical student Margaret Miller writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that although allowing ourselves to be vulnerable is difficult, it opens doors to learning and opportunities.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200205lv-vulnerability.html

It's Simple: Primary Care Equals Better Care Overall

It's Simple: Primary Care Equals Better Care Overall

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/it_s_simple_primary_care.html

It's Still the Prices, Stupid

High drug prices are driving dramatic increases in health care costs. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin looks at how HHS and the AAFP are responding.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180717itt_drugs.html

It's Time to Rethink Who Should Be Eligible to Lead ACOs

CMS recently published a proposed rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs). In his latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has a recommendation for CMS: Require that all ACOs be led by physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180925itt-acos.html

It’s Time to Revolutionize GME -- Not Simply Reform It

Family physicians from across the nation will gather this week in Washington, D.C., for the AAFP’s 2015 Family Medicine Congressional Conference. One of the key issues up for discussion is the need to change our nation's graduate medical education system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/it_s_time_to_revolutionize.html

Just the Facts: Can Patient Education Help in Obesity Crisis?

Physicians may feel like they're losing the battle against obesity. Can patient education reduce the problem?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171120lv-patiented.html

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

Keeping It Real: Preceptorship Exposes Students to Importance of Rural Family Medicine

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/preceptorship_exposes_students_to_importance.html

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

Leadership Gives Female Physicians More Control of Career Path

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/leadership_gives_female_physicians_more.html

Lend Your Voice to Academy's Week of Action

Due to the pandemic, the Academy is taking its annual advocacy event online. John Cullen, M.D., urges family physicians to make their voices heard June 1-5 to help stabilize, strengthen and sustain primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200529lv-weekofaction.html

Less Than One Year to ICD-10; Will you be ready?

Less Than One Year to ICD-10; Will you be ready?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/less_than_one_year_to.html

Lessons for Boston: FPs Can Help Amputees Move Forward

Lessons for Boston: FPs Can Help Amputees Move Forward

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lessons_for_boston_fps_can.html

Lessons in Negotiation: Saving OB Training During Pandemic

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt maternity care training at a Seattle hospital, leaders from three family medicine residency programs rallied to find a solution. Read more in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200616fl-covidob.html

Lessons Learned From the Match

Lessons Learned From the Match

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/lessons_learned_from_the_match.html

Let People Taste Family Medicine and They'll See Our Value

AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family medicine has been undervalued too long, a perception that the Academy is taking big steps to change.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191115lv-lobster.html

Let's Amplify the Real Front-line Physicians

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn pushes back against misinformation about the pandemic -- and spotlights members who are doing the same on the ground.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200805itt-facts.html

Let's Fix Rural Americans' Inadequate Access to Care

It's no surprise that rural communities are suffering from health disparities, Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post. Although 20% of Americans live in rural areas, only 12% of primary care physicians practice there.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191030fp-ruraltraining.html

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200506lv-covidhistory.html

Letting Life Take You by Surprise Can Stave Off Burnout

Physicians have the highest suicide rate in the nation. Kurt Bravata, M.D., ponders the need to recharge our batteries and reinforce the things that drew us into health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180905fp-engage.html

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

Long-distance Support: Thoughts on Telemedicine at 2:30 a.m.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/long_distance_support_thoughts_on.html

MACRA 101: What You Need to Know

On October 14, CMS released the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes what family physicians need to know about MACRA.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/macra_101_what_you_need.html

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

Mainstream Media Can Help Us Share Our Stories

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/mainstream_media_can_help_us.html

Make Our Voices Heard on Continuing Board Certification

AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., provided comments at a recent hearing about continuing board certification. He urges family physicians to do the same in a survey from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180417lv-abms.html

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