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How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

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

How Can I NOT Be Rural Enough?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a program designed to recruit doctors to rural areas needs to do more to help address physician shortages.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190924fp-notrural.html

How Do I Deal With a Racist Patient?

With racism a frequent topic in the news recently, we asked our new physician bloggers how racism has affected them in health care settings.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170821fp-race.html

How Do We Talk About the Worst-case Scenario?

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

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

How Do You Deal With the Trauma? VT and Me

Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., suffered vicarious trauma while repeatedly caring for patients who had experienced violence. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, she writes about identifying it and seeking support.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190312fp-vicarioustrauma.html

How Family Medicine Upstaged Ben Affleck

How Family Medicine Upstaged Ben Affleck

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

How Family Physicians Can Help Solve the SGR Issue

How Family Physicians Can Help Solve the SGR Issue

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

How Gardening Made Me A Better Doctor

Luis Garcia, M.D., writes that the skills he learned while gardening -- including patience -- have made him a better physician.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200824fp-gardening.html

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

How Long Should It Take to Train a Family Physician?

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

How Many Chances Should We Give Patients? It Depends

Patients trying to recover from substance use disorders face numerous obstacles. Kurt Bravata, M.D., examines how family physicians can help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190422fp-secondchance.html

How Much Will This Cost, Doc?

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that CME can arm physicians with new approaches to treatment, but too often discussions leave out the aspect of cost and value.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191126fp-cost.html

How to Improve Pandemic Response? Fortify Family Medicine

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Stephanie Quinn offers an overview of recent AAFP guidance on improving the nation's response to public health emergencies. It starts with making sure primary care is geared up and...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200721itt-fmpandemic.html

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

How to Maximize Your AAFP Membership

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

Humana Support for Primary Care Is Encouraging

Humana Support for Primary Care Is Encouraging

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

I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

Late last year, Kimberly Becher, M.D., reached a point where she thought the only thing in life she was doing well was patient care. She had to make changes at work and home to fight off burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170724fpbounceback.html

I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

...I Bounced Back From Burnout by Setting Boundaries, Priorities

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170724fpbounceback0.html

I Filled My Prescription Against Burnout at the Gym

Getting in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is key to treating burnout. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., writes that she did all three at her local gym.

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

I Had to 'Unlearn' Medicine to Treat Vulnerable Patients

New physician Anita Ravi, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.H.P., relates in words and spare drawings why some of the advice she was taught to give doesn't apply to the patients she is expected to help.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170814fp-unlearning.html

I Hired a Community Health Worker and Now We Work Miracles

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

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

I Matched! And It's Good News All Around

I Matched! And It's Good News All Around

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

I Referred My Patients to Subspecialists; So Why Did They See NPs?

Barriers abound when rural patients are referred to subspecialty care. Kimberly Becher, M.D., says a new trend is making it even more challenging.

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

I'm Invited to a Patient's Wedding; Should I Save the Date?

How would you respond to a patient's invitation to a social event? Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., examines the conflict family physicians face when deciding the right thing to do.

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

I'm listening

I'm listening

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

I'm Listening: Part II

In a second In The Trenches blog post dedicated to responding to member feedback, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how the AAFP is addressing concerns about administrative burden.

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

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

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

I'm Still Listening; So What Do You Have to Say?

I'm Still Listening; So What Do You Have to Say?

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

ICD-10 Is Inevitable. Be Ready.

With the clock ticking down to the 2015 rollout of ICD-10, family physicians are preparing themselves and their practice staff for the transition. Identifying resources to help smooth the transition, the need for end-to-end testing, and role of family physicians in preventing ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/icd_10_is_inevitable_be.html

If Payers Could Reduce Administrative Burden, 'That'd Be Great'

In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on the Academy's efforts to reduce administrative requirements and physician burnout.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/ITT_20171024.html

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

If We Fail to Recognize Our Own Bias, We Fail Patients

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

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

Implementation Begins on Family Medicine for America's Health

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

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

In an Emergency, Family Physicians Have it Covered

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

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20191209fp-collections.html

In Defense of Reproductive Health Care

Starting Jan. 1, employers can refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception. Natalie Hinchcliffe, D.O., points out that partisan arguments about birth control overlook the fact that women use these medications for many other conditions.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171117fp-contraception.html

In Face of Broken Health Care System, I Choose Happiness

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes that the health care system presents physicians with repeated betrayals of purpose, but patient relationships -- and the right mindset -- can replenish our emotional drives.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180423fp-happiness.html

In Family Medicine, Sometimes the Hoofbeats Are Zebras

In Family Medicine, Sometimes the Hoofbeats Are Zebras

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

In the Trenches | AAFP

Updates on public and private sector advocacy and practice enhancement efforts

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

In Wake of Disaster, Family Physicians Can Help

Our nation has been hit by a recent flurry of terrifying events. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, M.D., ponders how family physicians can help patients cope in the aftermath.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171107fp-trauma.html

Inaction by Congress Jeopardizes Kids' Health

Inaction by Congress has put the Children's Health Insurance Program and a handful of other vital health care programs in jeopardy. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20171107itt-chip.html

Independent Research Shows Value of AAFP Advocacy

A Washington research firm evaluated the efficacy and impact of the AAFP's advocacy activities. In this In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin shares the results.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180306ITT_research.html

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

Information Overload: New Gadgets Provide More Data, What Else?

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

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

Initiatives Highlight Family Medicine as Top Choice for Students

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

Inside the Affordable Care Act: One Patient's Story

Inside the Affordable Care Act: One Patient's Story

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

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

Insurance Hurdles Add Challenge to Treating Pain

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

Into the Woods: Top Tips for Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness medicine training can prepare you for a journey into the woods. Stewart Decker, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that it also can help in any situation where you have to improvise.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180605fp-wilderness.html

Invest in FPs and Maybe Insurance Won't Cost as Much as a Car

In this In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin makes the case that the most prudent place to invest any single health care dollar is in family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190917itt-investfm.html

Is Anybody Out There? Tell Us What You Think

Is Anybody Out There? Tell Us What You Think

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

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

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

Is Returning to Sports Irresponsible?

Family and sports medicine physician Kristina DeMatas, D.O., questions the safety of returning to sports before a safe return to school has been executed, in the FPs on the Front Lines blog.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/fpsonfrontlines/entry/20200827fl-sports.html

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

Is Your Stethoscope Making Patients Sick?

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

It Has Been an Honor to Serve

As his term as AAFP Board chair winds down, John Cullen, M.D., reflects on leading during a crisis.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20201013lv-cullenfarewell.html

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