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Palliative Care Is More Important Than Ever in Pandemic

Paul Tatum, M.D., M.S.P.H., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic has made palliative care even more challenging, but it also presents an important opportunity to serve others.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200817fl-palliativecare.html

Art of the Pivot: Redeployment as a Family Physician

Michael Hanak, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that family medicine played a key role in handling a COVID-19 surge at a Chicago hospital.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200723fl-covidsurge.html

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

Against the backdrop of a pandemic, Allison Edwards, M.D., ponders the best way to broach the subject of end-of-life care with a relatively young patient panel in the Fresh Perspectives blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200520fp-endoflife.html

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200101lv-membervalue.html

Here's What You Need to Know About Primary Care First

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin summarizes key points of the new Primary Care First program.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20191112itt-PCF.html

Not All Clinicians Are Trained Equally

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin explains why family physicians and nurse practitioners are not interchangeable.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190903itt-differences.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

Spread the Word: Teaching Health Centers Deserve Support

Bills have been introduced in Congress that would authorize funding for the teaching health center program. Resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., makes the case for supporting the model, and tells others how they can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190307lv-thcgme.html

Can Design Thinking Improve Health Care for Patients, Physicians?

Design thinking requires decision-makers to empathize with, and test potential solutions with, users and stakeholders. Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a crash course on the process.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190205fp-designthinking.html

Millennials Don't Have PCPs; Here's Why They Should

Nearly half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they don't have a primary care physician. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., makes the case for why they should.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181022fp-millennials.html

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles

Patients need doctors, but some need more help to achieve better health. Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes about the dramatic difference a community health worker has made in her practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180917fp-commhealth.html

Conflicting Beliefs Shouldn't Hinder Patient Care

Recent news of pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions raises a question: What happens when the beliefs of a health care professional conflict with those of a patient?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180828lv-pharmrefusal.html

Team-based Care Needs Greater Support

Intern John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes that students and residents understand the value of learning and working in a team-based model. He says payers need to follow suit.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180813lv-teamcare.html

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180803lv-fmchoice.html

Why I'm Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., shares lessons she has learned from the students and residents she trains, saying they give her hope for our future.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180702fp-trainees.html

What I Learned as a New Physician

In her final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Beth Oller, M.D., reflects on what she has learned in her first seven years as a small, rural practice owner.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180615fp-ollerfinale.html

DTC Tests Raise Questions Among Patients, Physicians

With so many questions about the risks and benefits of direct-to-consumer genetic tests that are hitting the market, we asked two of our new physician bloggers for their insights.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180329fp-dtctests.html

The Match Can Be Daunting; Here's How to Keep It Simple

The Match is just a week away. Fourth-year medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., offers advice for students who will be going through the process in the future.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180309lv-prematch.html

Telemedicine Advances Outpace Common Sense Regulations

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes that her clinic has implemented a novel way to use telemedicine. But for many physicians, barriers remain.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170919fp-telemedicine.html

Primary Care Needs a Raise -- All of Us

Family physicians and the rest of the primary care team deserve better compensation. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes that investing more money in primary care would benefit not only physicians, but also their patients, staff and communities.

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

Old Issues, New Year: A Look Back (and Ahead)

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on some key health care issues from 2016 and looks ahead to the new year.

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

Treating Elderly as Treasures Improves Empathy, Care Quality

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By the time the last baby boomers reach that age in 2030, 18 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. Unfortunately, some people have difficulties when it comes to providing care for the elderly, whether it is because of the complexity of ...

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

Team-based Care Aids Response to Pain Crisis

Thousands of patients with chronic pain needed help after several pain clinics in Washington closed this summer. Helen Gray, M.D., writes that a team-based approached, including working with clinical pharmacists and registered nurses who serve as care managers, allowed her practice to ...

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

Could Self Care or Telehealth Curb Overuse of Health Care?

More Americans now have health insurance, but there is a still a physician shortage. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders solutions to overconsumption of health care.

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

Despite Flaws, Potential Vast for Health IT

Carl Olden, M.D., writes that new payment models and delegating documentation work may be keys to getting the most value out of electronic health records.

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

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/help_patients_conquer_obesity_with.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

Swing and a Miss: Do Quality Measures Have Dubious Value?

With trends pointing to an emphasis on team-based care, Kyle Jones, M.D., questions the rationale for quality measures that focus on individual physicians.

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

AAFP Showing Strong Support for DPC

The direct primary care model (DPC) is a patient-centered model that eliminates much of the administrative burden associated with modern primary care practice. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights how the Academy is supporting ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/aafp_showing_strong_support_for.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

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

Six Lessons From Six Months as Medical Director

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

Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

Patient Perspective Vital for Practice Improvement

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

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

AAFP's Annual Meeting Offers Plenty to 'Experience' in Denver

Thousands of family physicians will gather two weeks from today in Denver for an opportunity to learn, network, and have fun at the AAFP's Family Medicine Experience (FMX). AAFP Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights some of what is to come ...

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

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

Royal Pain: Team's Chickenpox Incident Offers Lesson for Patients

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

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

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

Former 'Orphan' School Embraces Family Medicine to Drive Progress

Former 'Orphan' School Embraces Family Medicine to Drive Progress

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

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

America's Most Wanted: Family Physicians Again Top Search Firm's Wish List

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

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

Your Opinion Matters; Here's How to Share It

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

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

Team-based Training Key to Providing Team-based Care

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

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

Doctors Need the Straight Dope on Medical Marijuana

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

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

Don't Be Shy: Health is Primary Trumpets FP Success Stories

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

Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

Rx for Success: PBS Film Shines Light on Health Care Triumphs

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

Creating A Medical Home is About Improvement, Not Checking Boxes

The process to become a recognized medical home should be focused on practice and performance improvement rather than completing a check list for a third-party company. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin has more.

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

So You've Achieved PCMH Recognition. Now What?

So You've Achieved PCMH Recognition. Now What?

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

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

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

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

My Year as President: The Honor Has Been Mine

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

We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

We’re Doing Our Part to Keep SGR Issue on Congress' Radar

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

Sense of Community: CHCs Offer Way to Battle Health Disparities, Social Injustice

Sense of Community: CHCs Offer Way to Battle Health Disparities, Social Injustice

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

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