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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

The ACA Survived. Now What?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently survived four Senate votes regarding repeal and replacement of the health care law. In the latest In the Trenches blog post, AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin reflects on how we ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20170815itt-aca.html

The Backbone of American Health Care: Serving Small Practice Family Physicians

The number of regulatory burdens family physician face-meaningful use, PQRS, and ICD-10 to name a few-is daunting, especially for small practices. AAFP Vice President for Advocacy and Practice Advancement Shawn Martin highlights the resources the Academy has developed to help practices ...

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

The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

The Bargaining Chip We've Been Looking For

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

The Center for the History of Family Medicine: At First, I Didn't Care Either. But Now ...

The Center for the History of Family Medicine: At First, I Didn't Care Either. But Now I Get It

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

The Challenge of Working With Health Plans

The Challenge of Working With Health Plans

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

The Countdown Begins: One Year to ICD-10

The Countdown Begins: One Year to ICD-10

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

The Doctor is Out: Retention Poses Major Challenge for CHCs

The Doctor is Out: Retention Poses Major Challenge for CHCs

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

The Economics of Our Health Care System Are Horrifying

Millions of Americans are forgoing health care because of cost while others are accruing staggering debt to pay for care. AAFP Senior Vice President of Advocacy, Practice Management and Policy Shawn Martin examines a growing crisis in this In the Trenches blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200107itt-economics.html

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

The EHR Conundrum: How We Got Here, How to Change It

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

The Envelope, Please: Waiting for Match Results

The Envelope, Please: Waiting for Match Results

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

The Fight for FPs Will Go On -- From a New Front

As he prepares to transition to the role of AAFP CEO/EVP this summer, Shawn Martin reflects in this In the Trenches blog post on his eight years in the Academy's Washington, D.C., office.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20200512itt-fighton.html

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

The Flight of My Life: Reflecting on Six Years of Service

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

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

The Folly of Judging Physicians Based on Patients' Foibles

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

The Future Looks Bright for Family Medicine

The Future Looks Bright for Family Medicine

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly … A Tale of Three Bills

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly … A Tale of Three Bills

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

The Illogical Cost of Care: Why Do We Stand for It?

Allison Edwards, M.D., and colleagues banded together to erase more than $1 million of patients' medical debt. But for others, cost and lack of transparency lead to financial crisis. Learn more in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180821fp-carecost.html

The Immeasurable, Cascading Effects of Primary Care

Lalita Abhyankar, M.D., M.H.S., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that family physicians in outpatient settings are playing a vital role during the pandemic by keeping patients out of hospitals.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200422fp-covidprimarycare.html

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

The Joys -- and Advantages -- of Solo Practice

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

The Lady With Lavender Essential Oils Is the New Dr. Google

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives post that patients will be the casualties of the war on science if doctors don't speak out about misinformation and false claims.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20200224fp-media.html

The Match Can Be Daunting; Here's How to Keep It Simple

The Match is just a week away. Fourth-year medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., offers advice for students who will be going through the process in the future.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20180309lv-prematch.html

The Path That Brought Me Here

The Path That Brought Me Here

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

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

The Path to PCMH: You May be Closer Than You Think

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

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Unregulated, Unproven and Unhealthy

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: Unregulated, Unproven and Unhealthy

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

The Value of Family Medicine: Stating the Obvious to the Oblivious

The Value of Family Medicine: Stating the Obvious to the Oblivious

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

The Votes Were Cast. What Does It Mean for Family Medicine?

AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin sets the stage for an analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and looks at Wall Street's growing interest in health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20181120itt-postelection.html

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

They're (Usually) Not Doctors, but They Play Them on TV

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

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

They're Your Comments; Make Them Count

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

Things Are Heating Up Outside and On Capitol Hill

As the weather warms up, so could debate about health policy. AAFP Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin offers updates on three important issues the Academy will be working on this summer.

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

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe Had It Wrong: You Can Go Home Again

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

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