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Art of the Pivot: Redeployment as a Family Physician

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

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

Artful Communication of Evidence Can Overcome Anecdotal Fears

Patients and physicians think about diagnosis and treatment in very different ways. It's up to us to clearly communicate why and how we follow the evidence.

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

As Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions, Protect Yourself and Patients

As Flu Reaches Epidemic Proportions, Protect Yourself and Patients

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

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

As Match Day Nears, Student Board Member Shares Wishes for Family Medicine

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

Ask the Question: Screening for Alcohol Misuse Can Save Lives

Ask the Question: Screening for Alcohol Misuse Can Save Lives

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

Asking Right Questions Critical to Making Right Match

Asking Right Questions Critical to Making Right Match

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

Asking Tough Questions About Abuse Can Save Lives

Asking Tough Questions About Abuse Can Save Lives

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

At a Loss: If Educating Parents About Vaccines Won't Work, What Will?

At a Loss: If Educating Parents About Vaccines Won't Work, What Will?

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

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

At the Crux of Art and Science: I'm a Family Physician

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

Attention, Students: Six Thoughts Before Submitting Your Rank Order List

Rank order lists are due soon for those participating in the National Resident Matching Program. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a few tips for students still pondering their options.

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

Back to Work: Adjusting Bit by Bit

After taking a two-year break from daily practice to raise twins, Meshia Waleh, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that her next great adventure involves a new job in a new state.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180705fp-waleh.html

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

Balancing Act: There Is More to My Life Than Just Medicine

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

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

Banding Together Helps Small Practices Achieve PCMH Recognition

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

Bare Necessity: Communication Is Critical in a Crisis

Wildlife lessons learned since a move to the small frontier community of Valdez, Alaska, have taught John Cullen, M.D., that communication is the key to survival. Brown bears and grizzlies have plenty to say about techniques for getting through life's difficulties to those who know how ...

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

Barriers Hindering Use of Telemedicine

Family physicians see promise in telemedicine, but numerous barriers -- including payment issues -- impede the technology's adoption. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin has the details.

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

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

Barriers Impede Telemedicine's Potential

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

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

Barriers to Care Persist for GLBT Patients

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

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190115fp-whydpc.html

Beat the PQRS Deadline, Avoid 2 Percent Medicare Cut

CMS has extended the 2014 informal review period for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) to Nov. 23. Physicians who participate in the Medicare fee-for-service program, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, PQRS group practice reporting option, or an accountable care ...

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

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

Beating Burnout: Get Involved, Call for Change

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

Being a Family Physician Requires 'Courageous' Commitment

Aroha? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Gary LeRoy, M.D., describes the courage and commitment needed to succeed in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180103lv-aroha.html

Benefits of Rural Practice Make Sacrifices Worthwhile

Benefits of Rural Practice Make Sacrifices Worthwhile

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

Better Cancer Care Demands That FPs, Oncologists Work Together

AAFP Board Chair Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., reports from a cancer symposium that communication between primary care physicians and oncologists is critical for patients' welfare.

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

Better Health Care for Veterans Requires Better Payment

Ada Stewart, M.D., who cares for active-duty soldiers and veterans as a U.S. Army Reserve physician, as well as in her civilian practice, writes about the urgent need for payment and workforce reform in the nation's veterans health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190218lv-veterans.html

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