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The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

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

The Center for the History of Family Medicine: At First, I Didn't Care Either. But Now ...

The Center for the History of Family Medicine: At First, I Didn't Care Either. But Now I Get It

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

The Challenge of Working With Health Plans

The Challenge of Working With Health Plans

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

The Countdown Begins: One Year to ICD-10

The Countdown Begins: One Year to ICD-10

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

The Doctor is Out: Retention Poses Major Challenge for CHCs

The Doctor is Out: Retention Poses Major Challenge for CHCs

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

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

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

The Envelope, Please: Waiting for Match Results

The Envelope, Please: Waiting for Match Results

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

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200512itt-fighton.html

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

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

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

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

The Future Looks Bright for Family Medicine

The Future Looks Bright for Family Medicine

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly … A Tale of Three Bills

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly … A Tale of Three Bills

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

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180821fp-carecost.html

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200422fp-covidprimarycare.html

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

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

The Lady With Lavender Essential Oils Is the New Dr. Google

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that patients will be the casualties of the war on science if doctors don't speak out about misinformation and false claims.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200224fp-media.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

The Path That Brought Me Here

The Path That Brought Me Here

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

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

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

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Unregulated, Unproven and Unhealthy

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Unregulated, Unproven and Unhealthy

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

The Value of Family Medicine: Stating the Obvious to the Oblivious

The Value of Family Medicine: Stating the Obvious to the Oblivious

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

The Votes Were Cast. What Does It Mean for Family Medicine?

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin sets the stage for an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and looks at Wall Street's growing interest in health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181120itt-postelection.html

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

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

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

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

Things Are Heating Up Outside and On Capitol Hill

As the weather warms up, so could debate about health policy. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers updates on three important issues the Academy will be working on this summer.

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

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

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

Those Who Need Guidance and Those Who Guide

Those Who Need Guidance and Those Who Guide

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

Thoughts on Empathy Under the Northern Lights

Thoughts on Empathy Under the Northern Lights

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

Time for a National Conversation About Gun Violence

Time for a National Conversation About Gun Violence

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

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research

Time for Congress to End 20-year Ban on Gun Research

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

Time to Lift 16-Hour Limit on First-year Residents

The AAFP is supporting a proposal that would increase the number of consecutive hours first-year residents can work from 16 hours to 24 (plus the possibility of four additional hours for the completion of care of an individual patient).

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/time_to_lift_16_hour.html

Tips for Landing Grants to Help Offer Mental Health Care

Grant funding can make a big difference in delivering mental health care. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Kurt Bravata, M.D., shares lessons learned from successes and failures in pursuing funding.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200310fp-grants.html

Tobacco Marketers Lie; Tell Kids in Your Community the Truth about Cigarettes

Tobacco Marketers Lie; Tell Kids in Your Community the Truth about Cigarettes

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

Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

Town Hall Meetings Next Step for Future of Family Medicine Project

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

Treating Older Patients in the Pandemic Age

Tina Shenouda, M.D., M.B.A., explains how a senior-focused primary care practice faces the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200918fl-geriatrics.html

True Mentors Help Students Find Where They Belong

Medical student Chandler Stisher writes that family medicine mentors should show students how the specialty aligns with their interests.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190204lv-mentors.html

Trump Administration Rolling the Dice on Health Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the administration's recent decision to not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is an interesting gamble ahead of the 2020 elections.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190402itt-acalawsuit.html

Trusted Relationship Allows Patients to Confide Horrors of Abuse

Detecting abuse can be difficult. Venis Wilder, M.D., writes that continuity of care and a level of trust can help patients share their painful stories.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/trusted_relationship_allows_patients_to1.html

Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout

Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout

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

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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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200109lv-fluvacc.html

Turn the Page: Saying Goodbye Not Easy for Graduating Resident, Patients

Turn the Page: Saying Goodbye Not Easy for Graduating Resident, Patients

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

Twins Multiply Challenges -- and Rewards -- of Breastfeeding

Beth Oller, M.D., shares her insights from one of the hardest things she's ever done: breastfeeding twins.

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

Two Approaches to Making Your Point With Patients

Class is back in session as M.P.H. candidate Stewart Decker, M.D., shares his insights from a course on persuasive communication.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180417fp-mph.html

Two Common-sense Interventions Could Prevent Gun-related Deaths

Gun control is controversial. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes that two specific interventions to prevent gun-related violence shouldn't be.

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

Two Sentences That Changed My Life

Two Sentences That Changed My Life

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

U.S. GME Results Not Aligned With Need

U.S. GME Results Not Aligned With Need

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

U.S. Must Work to Improve Maternal Mortality Rate

Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that a physician’s recent death due to complications from pregnancy is a grim reminder that the United States must do more to address maternal mortality.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201112lv-maternalmortality.html

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

U.S. Needs More Than Baby Steps on Paid Maternity Leave

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

Under Attack: We Can All Join the Fight for GME Funding

Under Attack: We Can All Join the Fight for GME Funding

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

Under Pressure: Health Care Needs Reform, Stable Markets

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update after legislators from both sides of the aisle introduced bills regarding health insurance.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190305itt-insurancereform.html

Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

Understanding Patients' Literacy Level is Crucial Step in Care

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

Unease During Pandemic Offers a Lesson in Understanding

Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that when physicians treat patients with anxiety after the COVID-19 crisis is over, they should remember how they felt during the pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200415fp-covidanxiety.html

Unemployment During Pandemic Amounts to a One-Two Punch

Kyle Leggott, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that the pandemic -- and the higher unemployment rates it has caused -- has exposed the precarious nature of employer-sponsored health insurance.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200708fp-esi.html

Uniformed Services President Stays Connected During Deployment

Uniformed Services President Stays Connected During Deployment

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

United Healthcare Acknowledges Payment Shortcomings

United Healthcare Acknowledges Payment Shortcomings

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

Unreasonable Drug Prices Force Patients to Skip Meds

AAFP officers are in Washington this week to address many issues of concern to primary care, including skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

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

Up in Smoke: Western Fires Pose Public Health Hazard

Melissa Hemphill, M.D., writes that the wildfires scorching the Pacific Northwest are a public health hazard, and the threat is getting worse each year.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170929fp-fires.html

Up in the Air: Responding to Medical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet

Up in the Air: Responding to Medical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet

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

Vacation? Hardly. AAFP Commission Work Is Tough, but Worth It

Vacation? Hardly. AAFP Commission Work Is Tough, but Worth It

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

Value-based Payment? Survey Says …

The AAFP partnered with Humana to survey family physicians regarding their engagement with, and attitudes toward, value-based payment models. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details in the latest In the Trenches blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171205ITT_VBP.html

Verifying Coverage Key for Patients Insured Via Marketplace

Verifying Coverage Key for Patients Insured Via Marketplace

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

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

Virtual Match Has Potential to Drive Innovation

Recent medical school graduate Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers advice to the Class of 2021 on a Match process that will be unlike any before it in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200605lv-virtualmatch.html

Visit to Army Medical Center Provides Insight Into Military Care

Visit to Army Medical Center Provides Insight Into Military Care

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

Volunteering Benefits Patients, Communities and the Docs Who Do It

Volunteering Benefits Patients, Communities and the Docs Who Do It

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

Waking Up in 2021

As a new year begins, AAFP Board chair Gary LeRoy, M.D., outlines the Academy’s priorities for 2021.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210112lv-2021.html

Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Walk the Talk: Students, Residents Step Up to Support AAFP Advocacy Efforts

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

Want Change? Get Involved in Your Academy

Want Change? Get Involved in Your Academy

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

Want to Solve Problems in Public Health? Here's How

Family physician Stewart Decker, M.D., is getting his master's degree in public health and wants you to come along for the ride. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, he shares what he's learned so far.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180316fp-mph1.html

We All Play a Role in Mending Our Broken Health Care System

We All Play a Role in Mending Our Broken Health Care System

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

We Are All Vulnerable: Our Strength Is in Our Communities

Moazzum Bajwa, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post about steps that people can take throughout their communities to protect the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200406fp-covidvulnerable.html

We Are the Solution: Let's Spotlight Family Medicine's Value

We Are the Solution: Let's Spotlight Family Medicine's Value

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

We Can't Leave Health Care Policies to Chance

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President-elect Gary LeRoy, M.D., reflects on a recent visit to the New Jersey AFP's annual meeting and the need for quality measures that make sense.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190712lv-boardwalk.html

We Made It Through Residency. Here's How You Can, Too

As Astrud Villareal, M.D., D.I.M.P.H., wraps up her training, she and her mentors offer some tips for the new class of family medicine interns.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190612fp-interntips.html

We Matched! Now What?

Chandler Stisher was one of thousands of fourth-year medical students who matched to family medicine residency programs on Friday. In this Leader Voices Blog post, he shares some of the words that resonated most strongly with him as he approached Match Day.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190315lv-match.html

We Must Ensure New Tech Works for FPs

AAFP President Ada Stewart, M.D., offers an update on the Academy’s EHR project, and urges members to embrace innovation and participate in the development of new technologies.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201016lv-tech.html

We Must Find Common Ground to Reduce Gun Violence

Six of the nation's largest physician organizations -- including the AAFP -- and the American Public Health Association are calling for policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., cites a 2017 survey that outlined ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190808lv-gunviolence.html

We Shouldn't Have to Struggle to Put Patients First

U.S. hospital care costs exceeded $1 trillion last year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D. -- a bargain newborn in 1954 at $43.45 -- says the industrial approach to medicine must change.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181019lv-patientsfirst.html

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

We're Getting the Media to Spread the Word About Family Medicine

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

We're Making Progress on the Issues That Matter to FPs

As his term comes to an end, Michael Munger, M.D., reflects in this Leader Voices Blog post on his year as AAFP president and ponders the challenges that remain for family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181008lv-mungerfinale.html

We're Not Gonna Take It: Network Optimization Disrupts Continuity of Care

We're Not Gonna Take It: Network Optimization Disrupts Continuity of Care

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

We're Thankful for …

With the holidays approaching, we asked some of our new physician bloggers what they are thankful for in their practices. Here is what they shared.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171114fp-thankful.html

We're Working to Make Sure Telemedicine Is Real Medicine

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that the Academy has new resources to support telemedicine within family medicine practices.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190122itt-telemedicine.html

We’re a Broken Record — And We’ll Keep Playing Louder

Whatever happens Nov. 3, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn writes that primary care needs Congress to take important action before year’s end.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201029itt-punchlist.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

Week in D.C. Creates Opportunities to Advocate for Family Physicians

Week in D.C. Creates Opportunities to Advocate for Family Physicians

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

Weight of New 'M.D.' Carries Rewarding Responsibility

Newly graduated family physician Chandler Stisher, M.D., M.P.H., reflects on what the two new letters after his name mean for him, his patients and his community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190529lv-graduation.html

Welcome to Family Medicine; the AAFP Is Here to Help

Third-year residents are wrapping up their training. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., the new physician member of the AAFP Board of Directors, offers advice on how the Academy can be an invaluable resource at this critical career stage in the Leader Voices Blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200602lv-newphysicians.html

Whack the 'WAC'

The growing administrative burden on physicians is hampering patient care and fueling physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights the Academy's efforts to address problems with the meaningful use program and to end ...

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

What a Barefoot Patient Taught Me About Health Equity

Resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that she was drawn to family medicine by a desire to be trained by physicians who are committed to addressing social justice and health equity.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181218lv-choosingfm.html

What a Load of Goop: Overcoming Misguided Health Advice

Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities are telling your patients to do weird things to their bodies. Here's how to ensure they hear you instead.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180130fp-badadvice.html

What a Patient Taught Me About Subtleties of Communication

Recent medical school graduate John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that spending a day with one chronic pain patient taught him an important lesson about communication.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180529lv-communication.html

What Are the Actual Causes of Hospital Admissions?

Kyle Leggott, M.D., and Graham Custar, M.D., look at the social drivers that actually lead to many hospital admissions.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200602fp-admissions.html

What Do Women Think? If You Only Knew …

Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., ponders how the workplace might improve if men better understood a woman's perspective.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181031lv-women.html

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for Patients?

As the partial government shutdown stretched into its fourth week, our new physician bloggers examined how the impasse in Washington, D.C., is affecting their patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190117fp-shutdown.html

What Happens When a Doctor Becomes the Patient?

What Happens When a Doctor Becomes the Patient?

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

What I Know Now, and What Lies Ahead

After six years of service on the AAFP Board of Directors, Robert Wergin, M.D., reflects on lessons learned and what the future might hold for family medicine.

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

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