Power of Diagnosis: Delivering Bad News Is Just the Beginning
Dec12

Power of Diagnosis: Delivering Bad News Is Just the Beginning

I first met TJ when he was newly diagnosed with HIV. Good-looking and soft-spoken, he was an out, young, gay black man who considered himself a leader amongst his peers. TJ had been infected recently, and knowing that patients diagnosed early are thought to enjoy better outcomes if they start medications quickly, I figured he would do well. We agreed to try Triumeq (abacavir, dolutegravir and lamivudine). Although that medication is...

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Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout
Jul13

Try PROBE Tool to Help Stave Off Burnout

When a friend of a friend of mine committed suicide recently, it hit me harder than I would have imagined. I didn’t know the man and knew little about him other than that he was an emergency medicine resident and a member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. When I learned of his tragic passing, I went back and read something he had posted on social media a couple of years ago that stood out as particularly...

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Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, MD … Family Physicians Are Dream Catchers
Jun10

Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, MD … Family Physicians Are Dream Catchers

It helps to remember that we hold the key to the health of our patients, a point that was driven home at this year’s AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders. I often hear that this conference is the heartbeat of the Academy, the place where key issues are tackled with an emphasis on change. Each chapter is invited to send representatives from constituencies historically underrepresented in AAFP leadership: women;...

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Why Should I See a Family Doctor?
Nov17

Why Should I See a Family Doctor?

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), among numerous other family medicine organizations, recently launched the Health is Primary campaign to advocate for the values of family medicine. As part of this campaign, the ABFM launched an excellent video promoting the many benefits of seeing a family physician....

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6: Legislative Update and October Member of the Month
Oct10

6: Legislative Update and October Member of the Month

http://fmrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/14.FND_.FMRev_.Episode-6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:27 — 21.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of the Family Medicine Revolution Podcast, we receive a legislative update from the Chair of CAFP’s Legislative Affairs Committee, Dr. Ashby Wolfe and Deputy Director of Government Relations, Adam Francis. You will also hear an...

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