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Mismatch: Why the Disconnect Between Student Interest and Student Choice?

Mismatch: Why the Disconnect Between Student Interest and Student Choice?

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

Mixed Emotions: Reflections on Finishing Residency

Recent graduate Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes that completing residency and saying goodbye to her patients was bittersweet.

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

Moms Need Support, Not Legislated Medicine

A bill in the California Assembly would mandate postpartum depression screening. Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes that without proper support systems, the proposed legislation won't improve outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180508fp-postpartum.html

More Academy Members Mean More Influence for Family Medicine

More Academy Members Mean More Influence for Family Medicine

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

More Investment in Primary Care Would Help Mothers, Babies

Obstetric care recommendations implemented in 2012 lowered costs and improved outcomes in Washington, but Carl Olden, M.D., asks in this Leader Voices Blog post whether his home state can do better.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180411lv-obcare.html

More Than Meets the Eye: Value of Small Practices Shouldn't Be Ignored

More Than Meets the Eye: Value of Small Practices Shouldn't Be Ignored

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

Moving from Meaningless to Meaningful Use

The flawed meaningful use program does not move our health care system closer to widespread adoption of electronic health records, and it is time for a change. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains why the Academy is launching an advocacy ...

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

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

Moving On: Finding the Right Job Worth the Effort

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

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

Moving On: Why My First Job Won't Be My Last

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

Moving Practice Has Been Good for Me, Staff, Patients

What's a family doc to do when rents skyrocket in a tight real estate market? Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that she turned her problem into an opportunity to improve her practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190826lv-moving.html

My Message to Students: Why Family Medicine Matters

Marking the sixth anniversary of his graduation from residency, Kurt Bravata, M.D., reflects on what he wishes every first-year medical student knew about family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190619fpwhyfm.html

My Rx Is Simple: Do Less

Margaux Lazarin, D.O., M.P.H., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free time is undervalued in our society and that it's OK to say no to things that might overwhelm our schedules.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191113fp-doless.html

My Teen Patient Opened Up About Her Suicide Attempt

Teen suicide rates are on the rise. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., shares insights from a recent visit with a teenage patient who survived a suicide attempt.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190715fp-teensuicide.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

National Conference Helped Set Our Family Medicine Paths

In this video post from the event, Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., the resident member of the AAFP Board of Directors, and student Board member Chandler Stisher, M.D., discuss how the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students influenced their career paths.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190726lv-nationalconfvideo.html

National Conference Offers Something for Everyone

National Conference Offers Something for Everyone

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

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

National Event Can Open Students' Eyes to What Primary Care Is Really About

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

Navigating Paper Walls, Digital Windows in Pandemic

Kurt Bravata, M.D., writes in this FPs on the Front Lines blog post that masks and other COVID-19 precautions have changed the way he communicates with patients in his rural practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200527fl-ruralcovid.html

Nearing the Finish Line

Nearing the Finish Line

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

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Need for Infection Control Not Going Away Anytime Soon

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

New AAFP Guideline Adds to Evidence Supporting VBAC

New AAFP Guideline Adds to Evidence Supporting VBAC

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

New AAFP Initiative Addresses Rural Health Care Crisis

Rural America is suffering from a health care crisis, a product of inadequate funding, economic downturn and lack of an appropriate health care workforce. In response, the AAFP is launching an Academy-wide effort to improve health care in rural communities. In this Leader Voices Blog ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190709lv-ruralhealthmatters.html

New AAFP Resources Aim to Help With Payment, Outcomes

Shawn Martin highlights two new free Academy resources -- one related to payment and one intended to improve patient care -- in the latest In The Trenches blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180123ITT_Resources.html

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

New Gadgets Show Promise for Future of Medicine

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

New Member Benefit Delta-Exchange Can Help Practices Transform to PCMHs

New Member Benefit Delta-Exchange Can Help Practices Transform to PCMHs

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

New Members of Congress Get Orientation From AAFP, Other Physician Groups

New Members of Congress Get Orientation From AAFP, Other Physician Groups

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

New Partnership Aims to Strengthen Academy's Efforts With RUC, CMS

New Partnership Aims to Strengthen Academy's Efforts With RUC, CMS

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

New Physicians Share Match Day Memories, Advice

With the results of the National Resident Matching Program scheduled to be released on March 20, we asked our new physician bloggers to share memories of their own Match Days. Read what they shared in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200318fp-matchmemories.html

New Primer Lays Out AAFP Approach to Health Care Reform

A new resource from the AAFP explains how the Academy will work to ensure that the voice of family medicine helps shape the future of health care in the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190514lv-healthcareform.html

New Year Brings New Life, New Hope

New Year Brings New Life, New Hope

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

New Year Offers Opportunity to Help Patients Lose Weight

New Year Offers Opportunity to Help Patients Lose Weight

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

New Year, New Chance to Get Fit

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., used exercise to beat burnout in 2017. She offers seven tips to help physicians and patients keep their New Year's wellness resolutions.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180123fp-newyear.html

New Year, New Paradigm(s)

President-elect Biden says it’s going to take patience, persistence and determination to beat this virus. It’s also going to take primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20210106itt-newyear.html

New Year, Same Issues. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

We asked our new physician bloggers what issues concern them for their practices and patients in 2018. The cost of care to patients tops the list.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180102fp-newyear.html

No Margin, No Mission: Better Physician Pay = Better Patient Care

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines six areas of focus where the Academy's advocacy work is aimed at improving payment for primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190108itt-betterpayment.html

No Need to Yield: Advocacy Is Our Lane

Some people think physicians should stay out of politics, but Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that being an advocate is a role that physicians must embrace.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181212lv-advocacy.html

No Summer Break for AAFP Advocacy Efforts

Summer vacation? Hardly. The AAFP has been tracking and working on a number of important issues, including opioid abuse, mental health, the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and more. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and ...

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

No, I'm Not 'Settling' for Family Medicine

Lauren Abdul-Majeed writes that misconceptions about family medicine are toxic for medical students and negatively affect an already inadequate primary care workforce.

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

Not Blowing Smoke: FPs Can Make a Difference on Tobacco

Several states are considering legislation that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Mott Blair, M.D., says there's room for family physicians to work on this and other issues to improve the health of their patients and communities.

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

Not So Fast: AAFP Urging FTC Scrutiny of Health Industry Mergers

Mergers in the health industry-whether hospitals, health systems, or health insurance companies-can increase costs and decrease competition. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin explains how the Academy is fighting business deals that are bad for ...

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

Not Tough Enough? What More Do You Want?

Leonard Reeves, M.D., offers a rebuttal to a speaker who questioned the toughness of physicians amid a burnout crisis.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190325lv-toughenough.html

Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin highlights two primary care issues being debated by Congress and explains how you can help them advance.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190625itt-hcbills.html

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

Nurse Practitioners No Substitute for Physician-led Team

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

Nurses Play Vital Role

Nurses Play Vital Role

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

Objection! Can We Bring Order to Documentation and Billing?

Have you ever seen a lawyer documenting everything said during court? Neither has Allison Edwards, M.D., who ponders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post whether doctors could learn something about how attorneys document -- and bill for -- their work.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190405fp-billing.html

Office Champions Project is Opportunity for FP Offices to Improve Smoking Cessation ...

Office Champions Project is Opportunity for FP Offices to Improve Smoking Cessation Efforts

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

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

Oh, Baby! What Happens When a Family Physician's Family Expands?

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

Olympian's Tale Highlights Need to Remove Stigma of Depression

One in 20 Americans age 12 or older has depression. The AAFP has resources that can help physicians and their patients who struggle with this condition.

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

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

On Air: AAFP President Engages With Students in Online Forum

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

On the Hill

On the Hill

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

On the Hill: Academy Promoting Family Medicine's Perspective

On the Hill: Academy Promoting Family Medicine's Perspective

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

One Good Look at Vast Scope of Family Medicine, and I Was Hooked

New AAFP President Michael Munger, M.D., was working as a hospital orderly when exposure to family medicine residents changed his path.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170913lv-munger.html

Opportunities to Lead Are at Hand. Seize Them!

As his 10 years of service on the AAFP Board of Directors come to a close, John Meigs, M.D., reflects on his experience in this Leader Voices Blog post and calls for others to follow him.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181001lv-leadership.html

Opportunities, Not Incentives, Drive PCPs to Do Better

In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., writes that policymakers should abandon the carrot-and-stick approach to payment schemes and give physicians time to provide better care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180720fp-opportunity.html

Our Country Is Hungry for the Message of Family Medicine

After more than 200 days on the road, AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reflects on a whirlwind of meetings with legislators, policymakers, payers, media and medical students.

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

Our Health Care System Is Sick

The U.S. health care system focuses more on care of the sick than prevention. Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes that even our sick care is less than ideal.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190128lv-sickcare.html

Our Maternal Mortality Rate Is Shameful

The United States is the only developed nation with a rapidly increasing maternal mortality rate. Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines what should be done about it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190305fp-maternalmortality.html

Our Patients Want -- and Need -- To Be Heard

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that advancing technology and a growing emphasis on the business of health care are straining the patient-physician relationship.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180518lv-hearpatient.html

Our Specialty, Our Future: Make Your Voice Heard

Our Specialty, Our Future: Make Your Voice Heard

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

Our Treatment of Immigrants Should Reflect Our Values

A new final rule would allow the federal government to detain migrant children indefinitely. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recounts how the Academy and others are objecting to the change and calling for improved conditions at detention centers to ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190906lv-detentionhealth.html

Our Wins Are Big Steps Toward Better Health Care Landscape

Michael Munger, M.D.; sustainable growth rate formula; SGR; MACRA; Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; MIPS; Quality Payment Program; QPP; American Board of Family Medicine; ABFM; continuing board certification; America Needs More Family Doctors: 25x2030

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190918lv-mungerterm.html

Out of Control: What I Learned From 36 Hours in Labor

Physicians like to be in control in health care settings, but Beth Oller, M.D., says doctors -- like all patients -- relinquish much control when they are admitted to a hospital.

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

Outbreak Brings Patients Running for Vaccinations

As a hepatitis A outbreak in her state reaches 150 cases and counting, Kimberly Becher, M.D., wonders in this Fresh Perspectives blog post if media-induced hysteria might actually help overall vaccination rates.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180612fp-hepa.html

Outside the Box: Integrative Medicine Might Just Expand Your Comfort Zone

Outside the Box: Integrative Medicine Might Just Expand Your Comfort Zone

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

Over the Long Haul, Family Physicians Are Life Savers

Over the Long Haul, Family Physicians Are Life Savers

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

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

Overcoming the Slings and Arrows: How Humor Can Save Us

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness in Physicians: My Story

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness in Physicians: My Story

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

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

Overtime: Finishing the Story on Scope of Practice

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

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

Paging Dr. Mom: Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Physician

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

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

Pandemic Exposes Flaws in Health Care Payment System

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the many challenges that the fee-for-service system presents to primary care. In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn examines what needs to change.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200623itt-payment.html

Pandemic Highlights the Need for Full-scope FPs

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, family physician MaryAnn Dakkak, M.D., M.S.P.H., describes a day on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a safety-net hospital.

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

Pandemic Is Shining a Light on Health Disparities

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes in the FPs on the Front Lines blog that the pandemic is amplifying the health inequities minorities face in the United States.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200610fl-disparities.html

Pandemic Shows Intern the Power of Family Medicine

Jordan Hoese, M.D., M.P.H., launches the AAFP's new FPs on the Front Lines blog by writing that her intern year hasn't been what she expected, but it's teaching her the adaptability she'll need as a family physician.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200519fl-intern.html

Part I: Sharing Our Legislative, Regulatory Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the AAFP's priorities for 2018 regarding payment reform and practice transformation.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180206ITT_Priorities.html

Part II: Sharing Our Workforce, Clinical Priorities for 2018

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines the Academy's priorities related to physician workforce and clinical expertise.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180220ITT_Priorities2.html

Pass Along Your Knowledge: Be a Mentor

Pass Along Your Knowledge: Be a Mentor

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

Patient Encounter Offers Reminder About Finding Work-Life Balance

Patient Encounter Offers Reminder About Finding Work-Life Balance

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

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

Patient Portals: Useful Resource But Expensive Mandate

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

Patient Preference, Priorities Should Matter

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that the latest book by Atul Gawande, M.D., reinforces what she practices: Patients' priorities must be considered in care decisions.

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

Patients Aren't Widgets; Care Shouldn't Be Volume-based

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that treating patients like assembly line products -- and judging physicians by their productivity -- isn't good for anyone.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200205fp-widgets.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

Patients Have Plenty to Teach a New Attending Physician

After undergraduate school, medical school and residency, new physician Luis Garcia, M.D., says he still can learn a lot from his patients.

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

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

Patients Need Nutrition Facts From Their FP, Not Dr. Google

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

Patients Need to Know the True Cost of 'Free' Screenings

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that free health screenings often come at a high cost and overshadow what patients actually need: prevention.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191203fp-screening.html

Patients on High-deductible Plans Need Primary Care Coverage

Patients with high-deductible health plans often avoid preventive care, leading to higher health care costs down the road. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines an AAFP policy proposal that would provide such patients with access to ...

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

Patients Trust Social Media, so Be Their Trusted Source

With more than 3 million followers and counting, Mikhail Varshavski, D.O., makes the case for using social media to reach patients with health messages.

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

Patients, Physicians, Payer Benefit From Primary Care Investment

By investing in primary care, a BlueCross BlueShield program has helped reduce hospital admission rates by 19 percent and reduced readmissions by 20 percent while reducing spending by more than $600 million in a four-year period. Participating primary care practices have reaped ...

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

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: We Can't Afford to Cut Our Investment in Teaching Health ...

Penny Wise, Pound Foolish: We Can't Afford to Cut Our Investment in Teaching Health Centers

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

Physician Authors Offer Prescription for Self-reflection

Kimberly Becher, M.D., went looking for answers about physician resilience -- and mortality -- and found them in three books by physicians who faced unique challenges. Read more in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180108fp-books.html

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

Physician Burnout: The AAFP Is Winning Battles For You

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

Physician Groups Unite Behind SGR Message to Congress

Physician Groups Unite Behind SGR Message to Congress

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

Physician Leaders Can't Wait for Squeaks to Turn Into Clunks

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that the AAFP must listen to its members' urgent concerns while also pursuing the long-term needs of family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190102lv-listening.html

Physician, Google Thyself: Know What's Being Said About You Online

Physician, Google Thyself: Know What's Being Said About You Online

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

Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

Physician, NP Roles Still Not Interchangeable

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

Physician's Killing Prompts Changes, Reflection

Physician's Killing Prompts Changes, Reflection

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

Physicians Are Directly Impacted by Government, so You Should Directly Influence ...

Physicians Are Directly Impacted by Government, so You Should Directly Influence Government

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