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FPs Should Lead: Thoughts on an Executive Career Path

James Ellzy, M.D., writes that health care could use more family physicians in executive roles. He offers tips for those interested in administration.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190611lv-physicianexecs.html

FPs Steer the AAFP With Plenty of Ways to Influence Course

AAFP President John Cullen, M.D., explains how AAFP policy is set by members who represent a wide scope of opinions about the best ways to advance family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190605lv-governance.html

FPs' Talents, Skills Are Needed Now More Than Ever All Around the World

FPs' Talents, Skills Are Needed Now More Than Ever All Around the World

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

Free Clinics Need Our Help to Heal Patients, Communities

Leonard Reeves, M.D., shares a patient story that illustrates the powerful impact free clinics can have for those in dire need of help.

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

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers -- About Direct Primary Care

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

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

Fresh Approach Turns Substance Abuse Challenges Into Triumphs

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

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

Fresh Perspectives Offers Platform for New-to-Practice Physicians

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

Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog

Blog updates on the issues affecting family medicine from the perspective of new physician members of the Academy

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

From Classroom to Med School and Back: Why I Love Teaching

From Classroom to Med School and Back: Why I Love Teaching

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

FSMB Offers Licensing Solution for Docs Looking to Practice in Multiple States

FSMB Offers Licensing Solution for Docs Looking to Practice in Multiple States

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

Full Steam Ahead on Academy's Health IT Innovation Project

In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP Board Chair Michael Munger, M.D., offers an update on an Academy initiative that aims to develop health IT tools that are more useful and less burdensome than current products.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190806lv-healthit.html

Future of Family Medicine 2.0 Gathering Information, Insights

Future of Family Medicine 2.0 Gathering Information, Insights

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/future_of_family_medicine_21.html

Future of Family Medicine 2.0: What's Your Opinion?

Future of Family Medicine 2.0: What's Your Opinion?

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/future_of_family_medicine_2.html

Gallows Humor Is No Laughing Matter

Does physicians' use of so-called gallows humor impact patient care and/or physician burnout? Kyle Jones, M.D., writes that it just might.

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

Game Over? WHO Decision on Gaming Disorder Raises Questions

The World Health Organization recently recognized gaming disorder as being a mental health condition. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Luis Garcia, M.D., looks at what that could mean for family physicians and patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180727fp-gaming.html

Gentrification Has Unintended Consequences for Urban Poor

Urban redevelopment has dire consequences for the longtime residents and businesses it displaces. Marie Ramas, M.D., addresses gentrification in her final Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180928fp-gentrification.html

Get a Clue: Pandemic Board Game Runs Risk of Snubbing FPs

Board game enthusiast and medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., writes that subspecialists shouldn't have a monopoly on the limelight in popular culture.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171106lv-fpmedia.html

Get the Candidates Talking About Family Medicine Issues

Get the Candidates Talking About Family Medicine Issues

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

Get the Most Out of Your AAFP Membership

Academy members receive exclusive products, programs, services and discounts totaling more than $4,000 in savings each year. In this Leader Voices Blog post, AAFP President Gary LeRoy, M.D., highlights some perks you might not be aware of.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20200101lv-membervalue.html

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

Getting Engaged: Patient Input Can Spark Improvement

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

Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It

Getting Health Care Right, Even as We Change It

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

Girl Power: Moving Toward Balance in Physician Workforce

Women make up more than half of the U.S. population but only about one-third of the physician workforce. However, among the younger generation of physicians, more women are entering the pipeline. In fact, this year marked the largest increase in a decade in the number of women enrolling...

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

Give Back: Making a Plea for Family Medicine Preceptors

Give Back: Making a Plea for Family Medicine Preceptors

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

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

Give Residents Tools to Turn Tide on Physician Burnout

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

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

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

Giving Thanks for Work-Life Balance -- and the Dog

Giving Thanks for Work-Life Balance -- and the Dog

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

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

Global Health Offers Unparalleled Opportunity to Learn While Helping Patients

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

Global Health: FPs Care for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Family physicians' broad training allows them to provide care for anyone, anytime, anywhere. That, writes Tochi Iroku-Malize, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in this Leader Voices Blog post, is why family docs are ideally suited to offer global health care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190627lv-globalhealth.html

GME Reform: An AAFP Call to Action

GME Reform: An AAFP Call to Action

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

GME: IOM Report Shines a Light on a Flawed System

GME: IOM Report Shines a Light on a Flawed System

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

Go Ahead, I'm Listening

From your comments on AAFP News stories and blog posts to responses to annual surveys, the Academy is listening. Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin outlines how to make your voice heard.

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

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

Government Hears From FPs on Opioid Abuse Crisis

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

Grateful for Opportunity, Eager to Serve

Grateful for Opportunity, Eager to Serve

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

Great American Smokeout Offers Another Opportunity to Help Patients Quit

Great American Smokeout Offers Another Opportunity to Help Patients Quit

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

Group Visits: A Patient-Centered Approach to Improving Pregnancy Outcomes

Group Visits: A Patient-Centered Approach to Improving Pregnancy Outcomes

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

Growing AAFP's Media Outreach: Responding to CNN

Growing AAFP's Media Outreach: Responding to CNN

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

Halting Health Studies Harms Patients, Hinders Physicians

The Trump administration recently halted a study on the health consequences of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. It wasn't because the process had been deemed safe.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170905fp-minestudy.html

Harness AI to Enable Family Medicine's Health Care Vision

Artificial intelligence is undeniably part of medicine's future. Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S., writes in this Leader Voices Blog post that family physicians must be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities AI presents.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20191204lv-ai.html

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

In this fourth installment of his master's in public health series in the Fresh Perspectives blog, Stewart Decker, M.D., discusses the social, or structural, issues that affect health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20181221fp-mph4.html

Heads Up: School Sports Season Is Upon Us

Heads Up: School Sports Season Is Upon Us

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

Healing or Harassment: Is It OK to Hug a Patient?

At a time of heightened awareness about sexual harassment, we asked our new physician bloggers whether it's appropriate for physicians to hug patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20180226fp-hugs.html

Health Care Costs Soar, But Does U.S. Get What It Pays For?

At a time when overall health care costs are skyrocketing, U.S. spending on primary care office visits is in decline. In the latest In the Trenches post, Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy Shawn Martin breaks down the Health Care Cost and Utilization ...

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/inthetrenches/entry/20180320ITT_costs.html

Health Care Debates Don't Have to Be Heated

Politicians discussing health care policy could take a lesson from a couple of family physicians who recently debated the merits of the direct primary care model without resorting to insults.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20170829fp-debate.html

Health Care Is a Right That Must Extend to Everyone

Gary LeRoy, M.D., writes that health care must be seen as a basic human right that is necessary for the preservation of dignity, social worth, health and even life.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20170808lv-healthcareright.html

Health Spending Keeps Going Up; Why Are Outcomes Worse?

Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that even as U.S. health care costs continue to climb, several key outcomes are in steep decline.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190703fp-hcspendingup.html

Health Startups: Revolutionary or Threat to Primary Care?

Startups based on health care algorithms are rapidly spreading. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., describes a model that allows family physicians to offer the convenience these companies tout while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/freshperspectives/entry/20190514fp-appbasedcare.html

Health Tech Developers Could Use Physician Input

Health Tech Developers Could Use Physician Input

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

Helicopter Parents Need to Know When to Land in Waiting Room

Helicopter Parents Need to Know When to Land in Waiting Room

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

Help Other Communities by Sharing Your Public Health Success Stories

Help Other Communities by Sharing Your Public Health Success Stories

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

Help Patients Conquer Obesity With Education, Empathy -- Not Shame

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. How physicians broach the subject with these patients may determine whether or not they can help.

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

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