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SGR: Time to say goodbye to a familiar foe

Medicare will implement the largest and most damaging payment cut in its history in less than 30 days, as a result of the flawed and failed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin details how family physicians can ...

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

Shaping Our Future: Volunteer to Help Drive Specialty Forward

Shaping Our Future: Volunteer to Help Drive Specialty Forward

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

Shaping the Future of Family Medicine

Shaping the Future of Family Medicine

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

Share the Art of Medicine by Embracing the Role of Mentor

As the breadth of medical education expands, Alan Schwartzstein, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that physicians should make time to teach students the basic skill of building relationships with patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191107lv-precepting.html

Sharing My Dream -- and a Bathroom, a Kitchen and a Living Room

Sharing My Dream -- and a Bathroom, a Kitchen and a Living Room

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

Shift Health System's Focus From Profit to Prevention

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that a single-payer system reserved for primary care would put the focus on keeping people healthy rather than on treating illness.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190221lv-change.html

Should Appearance Matter in Medicine?

When we asked our new physician bloggers for their opinions on a recent survey regarding physician footwear, the conversation quickly broadened to take in attire, appearance and professionalism. Read more in this Fresh Perspectives post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191106fp-attire.html

Should Physician Leaders Stay Active in Patient Care?

As a new physician in a leadership role, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., ponders the need for physician leaders to stay active in patient care in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191001fp-leaders.html

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

Should We Reject Unvaccinated Patients?

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

Should We Talk Politics With Patients?

As this year's contentious midterm campaigns draw to a close, Chris Baumert, M.D., ponders how physicians should handle patients' political questions.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181105fp-politics.html

Shrinking Scope of Practice Raises Questions About Future of Family Medicine Training

Shrinking Scope of Practice Raises Questions About Future of Family Medicine Training

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

Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

Shutting Rural Labor and Delivery Units Threatens Access, Health

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

Signs of Primary Care Success

Signs of Primary Care Success

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

Singing the Praises of a Pharma-free Practice

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., explains how and why her practice took steps to eliminate pharmaceutical industry influence in a bid to avoid bias in prescribing.

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

Skin in the Game: Shared Decision-making May Boost Patient Buy-in to Care Plan

Skin in the Game: Shared Decision-making May Boost Patient Buy-in to Care Plan

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

Small Investment, Big Payoff: Grants Offer Opportunity to Improve Community Health

Small Investment, Big Payoff: Grants Offer Opportunity to Improve Community Health

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

Small Steps Are Key to Making Resolutions Stick

Most New Year's resolutions fail before February. For this Fresh Perspectives blog post, we asked our new physician bloggers how they help patients make lifestyle changes that last.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200107fp-keepresolutions.html

SNAP Work Requirements Won't Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that roughly 10% of her county's population was already receiving assistance from a local food bank before the federal government finalized a rule that will cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191216fp-snap.html

Snorkeling or Paralysis: An FP's Strange Experience With COVID-19

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., explains how the pandemic has forced him to try some unconventional things, including new approaches to personal protective equipment, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200602fl-newapproaches.html

So Long, New York, You Were Exactly the Trial This New FP Needed

So Long, New York, You Were Exactly the Trial This New FP Needed

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

Social Justice Inspires Passion in Students, Residents at National Conference

Social Justice Inspires Passion in Students, Residents at National Conference

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

Social Media Campaign Touts Family Medicine

Today, more than 250 family physicians and medical students are on Capitol Hill to talk with their representatives and senators about issues important to family physicians and their patients. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines ...

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

Social Media Influencers or FPs: Who Do Patients Trust?

Michael Richardson, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that physicians can overcome the spate of false and misleading health reports that consumers find on social media by emphasizing the doctor-patient relationship.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190903fp-socialmedia.html

Sorry, Boss, I Can't Guarantee Your Worker Is COVID-free

With asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and the potential for false-negative tests, Allison Edwards, M.D., questions the utility of providing doctor’s notes for patients returning to work in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201007fp-covidnote.html

Sorry, I'm Too Busy for Your Busy Work

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that physicians are spending too much time defending their inboxes against busy work from payers and pharmacies.

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

Sorry, You're Not Sick Enough: Approach to Hep C Defies Logic

Adequate screening and earlier treatment of hepatitis C infection would curb the spread of disease, ease suffering and reduce long-term health care costs.

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

Speak Out for Teaching Health Centers Today

Funding for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program runs out Nov. 21. In this Leader Voices Blog post, John Cullen, M.D., asks AAFP members to join efforts to reauthorize funding and expand the program.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191029lv-thcgme.html

Speak Out to Preserve Health Care Coverage

Donald Trump is set to become the 45th President of the United States and Congress is moving forward with efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without firm plans for a replacement. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn...

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

Speaking Same Language Doesn't Guarantee Being on Same Page

Differences in dialects mean that even when physicians and patients share a common language, barriers to clear communication may still exist.

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

Sports Medicine One More Way FPs Support Communities

Sports Medicine One More Way FPs Support Communities

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

Spread the Word: Family Medicine Is the Solution

The AAFP hopes to reach 1 million people with the message that family physicians help patients not only get healthy, but stay healthy. ZDogg, M.D., is lending a hand, and so can you.

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

Spread the Word: Health is Primary

Spread the Word: Health is Primary

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

Spreading Our Message

Spreading Our Message

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

Stand Up for Family Medicine

Stand Up for Family Medicine

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

Start by Viewing Transgender Patients as People -- Not 'Burdens'

Discrimination against transgender people is precipitated by viewing patients with dollar signs over their heads, rather than simply seeing them as people.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170803fp-transgendercare.html

Start Saving for Retirement Now

A combination of lengthy training and high debt leads many physicians to delay saving for retirement. In his final Fresh Perspectives blog post, Peter Rippey, M.D., looks at what you should be doing now rather than later.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180529fp-retirement.html

State Legislative Conference Offers Insight Into 2019's Top Issues

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers highlights from the Academy's annual State Legislative Conference.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181106itt-elections.html

Stating Our Case to the RUC

Stating Our Case to the RUC

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

Stay Kind, Stay Connected, Stay Well: Advice for New Residents

As first-year family medicine residents prepare to start their new programs, our new physician bloggers offer the benefit of their experience.

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

Steering Family Medicine Through Storm Toward Sunlight

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., recaps his year as president and the work the Academy is doing on issues of importance to family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190924lv-cullenyear.html

Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

Step by Step: Proper Planning Essential for Quality Improvement

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

Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

Step Up to Help Curb Teen Medication Abuse

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

STI Screening Is Critical as Number of Cases Skyrockets

As the number of reported cases of sexually transmitted infections continues to climb, Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., addresses the need to screen for STIs and not shy away from difficult conversations. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191023lv-stiscreening.html

Sticking Point: How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

Sticking Point: How Do We Educate Vaccine-resistant Parents Without Driving Them Away?

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

Stillbirths: Mourning the Children I Never Got to Know

Stillbirths: Mourning the Children I Never Got to Know

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

Stop and Listen: Why We Need More Time With Patients

Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that in the era of 15-minute office visits, patients aren't being heard -- and the results can be deadly.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191015lv-misseddiagnosis.html

Stories of Successful Underdogs Resonate With FPs

Stories of Successful Underdogs Resonate With FPs

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

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

Stranded Patients, Lost Meds Are Just the Beginning of Flood Disaster

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

Strength in Numbers for Small, Solo Practices That Work Together

Strength in Numbers for Small, Solo Practices That Work Together

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

Strength in Numbers: Teamwork Prevails in Face of Disaster

Strength in Numbers: Teamwork Prevails in Face of Disaster

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

Stressing the Importance of Fair Payment for Primary Care

Stressing the Importance of Fair Payment for Primary Care

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

Student Audience at Vanderbilt Gives Hope for Primary Care

Student Audience at Vanderbilt Gives Hope for Primary Care

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

Students, Residents Show Their Passion for Family Medicine

Students, Residents Show Their Passion for Family Medicine

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

Students, Residents: Stand Up and Make a Difference for Family Medicine

Students, Residents: Stand Up and Make a Difference for Family Medicine

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

Students, Young Physicians Provide Insights for Future of Family Medicine 2.0

Students, Young Physicians Provide Insights for Future of Family Medicine 2.0

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

Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Sidelined Students

In this Leader Voices Blog post, Margaret Miller, M.D., M.P.H., offers a summer media list for medical students preparing to take the next step in their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200514lv-readinglist.html

Support for GME Reform Exists; Agreement on How is Lacking

Support for GME Reform Exists; Agreement on How is Lacking

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

Support of Colleagues, Family, Friends Is Key to Resiliency

Carl Olden, M.D., writes that when his mother was dying and his wife was battling cancer, the caring support of his colleagues was critical to his resilience.

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

Support the Primary Care Caucus

For the first time, there is a congressional caucus focused on primary care. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how family physicians can show their support for the Primary Care Caucus.

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

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

Support, Flexibility at Home, Work Vital to Success in Rural Practice

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

Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

Surrounded by Ghosts: Wisdom Gained From Patients Past

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

Surveys: Physician Salaries Are Increasing, Burnout Persists

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in the latest In the Trenches blog post that findings from a pair of Medscape surveys on compensation and burnout offer a mix of good and bad news.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190416itt-docsurveys.html

Surviving Malpractice: Don't Lose Your Passion for Helping People

Surviving Malpractice: Don't Lose Your Passion for Helping People

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

Take a Bow, Physicians -- You Defeated the SGR

Take a Bow, Physicians -- You Defeated the SGR

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

Take a Deep Breath, Relax and Trust the Magic of the Match

Match Day is finally upon us. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers four thoughts for students to ponder as they await their results.

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

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190222fp-subscriptioncare.html

Taking Aim at the High Deductibles That Drive Off Patients

A new coalition co-founded by the Academy aims to realign the incentives and design of health care, writes AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190528itt-consumersfirst.html

Taking Care of Each Other in This Time of Crisis

Kimberly Becher, M.D., reports in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how she is caring for her rural community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how that community is supporting her clinic with needed supplies.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200331fp-covidcare.html

Taking Family Medicine's Message to Washington

Taking Family Medicine's Message to Washington

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

Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

Tales From the Road: Giving Thanks for Family Medicine

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

Task Force Finalizing Recommendations to Improve Fee-for-Service

Task Force Finalizing Recommendations to Improve Fee-for-Service

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

Tax Bills Could Add to Health Care's Ills

Provisions in both the House and Senate tax bills could hold negative consequences for physicians and patients. 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/20171121ITT_taxes.html

TBI_Guidelines_Recommendations.pdf

...Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Recommendations by Topic Area and Level of Evidence Monitoring Recommendations Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring • III1: Use of ICP monitoring is suggested. Advanced neuromonitoring • III1: If brain tissue oxygenation...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/news/TBI_Guidelines_Recommendations.pdf

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

Teaching Abroad Helps Grow Family of Family Medicine

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

Teaching Health Centers Funding a Top Priority for 2019

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes that securing funding for the teaching health center program will be a top priority for the Academy when the new Congress convenes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181204itt-thcgme.html

Teaching Health Centers Key to Solving FP Shortage

Teaching health centers are a hidden gem in graduate medical education. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the training model deserves greater investment to develop more primary care physicians for underserved areas.

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

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

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

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

Teamwork Key to Improving Quality of Care

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

Teamwork: AAFP, PA Groups Find Common Ground

Teamwork: AAFP, PA Groups Find Common Ground

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

Technology Brings New Meaning to Being There for Patient

Technology Brings New Meaning to Being There for Patient

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

Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

Tedious Paperwork, Government Regs: Why I Still Love Being a Physician

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

Telehealth Deserves Payment; the AAFP Is Helping Secure It

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to help family physicians during the pandemic, including securing payment for telephone-based services.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200331itt-telehealth.html

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

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

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

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

Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community

Tate Hinkle, M.D., explains in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how a telemedicine program allowed his rural community to provide comprehensive care and made it easier to recruit a new subspecialist.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190910fp-telemedicine.html

Telemedicine II: What We’ve Learned So Far

This spring our new physician bloggers told us about their experiences with implementing telemedicine. Several months later, we asked for an update regarding their lessons learned.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201203fp-telehealth.html

Telemedicine Is Worthy of Payers' Long-term Investment

John Cullen, M.D., writes that telemedicine has proven its worth during the pandemic. Now payers must ensure its viability as a long-term solution.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200709lv-telemedicine.html

Telemedicine: The Good, the Bad, the Pleasantly Surprising

With family physicians transitioning more patient visits to telemedicine during the pandemic, we asked our new physician bloggers to share how they are handling the adjustment in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200414fp-covidtelemedicine.html

Tell Congress Not to Compound Student, Resident Debt Burden

The AAFP is pushing back on a provision of the House tax reform bill that would eliminate a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171113lv-taxes.html

Tell Congress to Preserve Medicaid Parity Payments

Tell Congress to Preserve Medicaid Parity Payments

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

Thankful for Family and Family Medicine

Thankful for Family and Family Medicine

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

The 'Change Election' Happened -- Now What?

In less than 60 days, a new president and administration will move into the White House. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines key issues the Academy plans to focus on in 2017.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

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

The (Micro) Economics of Health

In the latest blog installment on his pursuit of a master’s degree in public health, Stewart Decker, M.D., explains how microeconomics affects the way patients and politicians take physicians’ advice.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20201210fp-mph6.html

The 30 Year Lie: How Physician Payment Inequities Began

The discrepancies between payment levels and cost values for primary care compared to surgical procedures have been recognized for decades. AAFP Senior VP Shawn Martin examines the missteps that led us to this point in this In the Trenches post.

AAFP News : In the Trenches : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200218itt-paymenthistory.html

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