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Arrival of Superbug Highlights Need for New Antibiotics, New Approach

Arrival of Superbug Highlights Need for New Antibiotics, New Approach

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

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

Beware Consequences of Delaying Primary Care in Pandemic

Although it may make sense to delay elective procedures during a pandemic, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in the Fresh Perspectives blog that primary care is essential.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200625fp-coviddelay.html

Beware Virulent Deer and Confounding EHR Notes

We asked our new physician bloggers about the worst EHR notes they have seen. They shared their experiences in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200113fp-ehrnotes.html

Bill Would Help Patients With High Deductible Plans

Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., have introduced the Primary Care Patient Protection Act of 2018 (H.R. 5858). In the latest In The Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin examines why the proposed...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180529ITT_PCAct.html

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170725thcgmebill.html

Bipartisan Work on Crucial Issues Deserves Support

Congress is showing signs of bipartisan agreement on three health care issues. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers an update on prescription drug pricing, physician workforce training and insurance reform.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20190219itt-bipartisan.html

Black Physician’s COVID Death Underscores Health Disparities

Family physician Susan Moore, M.D., alleged she received unequal care for COVID-19 because she was Black. Less than two weeks later, she was dead.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20210115lv-coviddisparities.html

Bouncing Back From Burnout in Residency

When family medicine resident Michelle Byrne, M.D., M.P.H., experienced symptoms of burnout, she acted quickly to overcome it. Read more in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190820lv-residburnout.html

Breadth of Opportunities in Family Medicine Intrigues Medical Students

Breadth of Opportunities in Family Medicine Intrigues Medical Students

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

Breaking Point Offers Med Students Chance to Grow

Breaking Point Offers Med Students Chance to Grow

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

Breastfeeding: What Every FP Should Know but Didn't Learn in Med School

Breastfeeding: What Every FP Should Know but Didn't Learn in Med School

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

Bringing a Small Town Approach to Urban Practice

Whether urban or rural, every patient needs a primary care physician and open lines of communication with that physician.

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

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

Bringing You Up To Date: New Information on Previous Posts

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

Budget Neutrality, Not Primary Care, Is Subspecialties’ Enemy

The 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule increases E/M payment as planned on Jan. 1, but Congress is weighing action that puts your long-overdue raise at risk.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20201208itt-mpfs.html

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

Building Relationships at Core of Family Medicine, Leadership

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

Building Student Interest Focus of Family Medicine Stakeholders

Building Student Interest Focus of Family Medicine Stakeholders

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

Building the Family Medicine Pipeline

Building the Family Medicine Pipeline

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/building_the_family_medicine_pipeline1.html

Burnout by Numbers

Recent surveys and studies paint a bleak landscape regarding physician burnout. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin writes in this In The Trenches blog post that the continued shortcomings of electronic health records are the prime driver.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200121itt-ehr.html

Burnout Part 2: Adopting a Systems Approach to Prevention

Carl Olden, M.D., examines methods to approach physician burnout and resilience from the perspectives of the small practice, the multispecialty group and hospital medical staff.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180219lv-burnout.html

Bustling Clerkship Shows Family Medicine Is Never Boring

Chandler Stisher saw the excitement of family medicine for himself in his first third-year clerkship. He writes that the primary care physician shortage could be eased if more students were exposed to the full potential of family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20181120lv-clerkship.html

But I Already DID Refer You to an 'American' Doctor

More than one-fourth of U.S. physicians were born in other countries. Kimberly Becher, M.D., examines the difficulty of getting some white patients to accept referrals to minority subspecialists.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20171009fp-race.html

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

California AFP's Success Shows What Chapters, FPs Can Accomplish at State Level

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

California's Vaccine Victory Holds Lessons for Other States

California's Vaccine Victory Holds Lessons for Other States

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

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

Called to Serve: Being Patient-Centered Puts Joy Back Into Practice

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

Can a Sense of Gratitude Make You Happier?

Stressed out? Melissa Hemphill, M.D., writes that keeping a record of the things that bring you joy could make you healthier and happier.

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

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