Articles about family physicians


Better Health Care for Veterans Requires Better Payment

Last updated: 02/22/2019

A recent study highlighted the challenges associated with health care for veterans and the complicating fact that many primary care physicians outside the Department of Veterans...

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Have We Failed to 'Promote the General Welfare' of People?

Last updated: 02/22/2019

Sometimes in life you get lucky. Sometimes your master's in public health program offers intensive classes in Barcelona so you can take two in a week while eating paella and...

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AAFP Applauds GME Senate Bill Aimed at Rural Shortages

Last updated: 02/18/2019

With last spring's stalled Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2018 (www.congress.gov) barely having receded into memory, a 2019 version has been introduced in the early...

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Recovering From Delivery - Postpartum Recovery | familydoctor.org

Last updated: 02/17/2019

Your body has just done one of the most remarkable things it will ever do: grow another human being. After nine months of waiting, you are probably excited to finally be home...

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Leveraging Technology in Health Care – Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

Last updated: 02/16/2019

Reprinted from the winter 2018 issue of The Ohio Family Physician. On October 10, I was honored to take the oath of office as your American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)...

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Me and Research, It’s Complicated Reflections From an FMAHealth Fellow

Last updated: 02/15/2019

Family medicine research is crucial for strengthening primary care and improving population health in the United States. Until a year ago, I could not have disagreed more....

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You Hate Your EHR? Help Develop Something Better

Last updated: 02/15/2019

I'm tired of medical professionals complaining about electronic health records (EHRs). I can't escape the exasperated and beaten expressions of skilled clinicians held hostage...

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Does subspecialist-oriented medical care add sufficient value to be worth the added cost?

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Common sense thoughts on health and conservative medicine from a family doctor in Washington, DC. Monday, February 11, 2019 Does subspecialist-oriented medical care add...

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What a Barefoot Patient Taught Me About Health Equity

Last updated: 02/14/2019

It was a Friday afternoon, and a long and busy week on inpatient family medicine service was drawing to a close. My co-resident and I were working together to discharge several...

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Family Physicians Can Help When Holidays Aren't Merry

Last updated: 02/13/2019

My clinic, like many, is festively decorated for the holidays. At the end of a visit, my patients often wish me a Merry Christmas. In general, this time of year is known for its...

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