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Following a Calling to Bolster Public Health

Aug 12, 2019 - Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., chief medical officer for the Indian Health Service, says he felt called to make a difference in public health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190812fdf-toedt.html

From Homeless Teen to Family Doc

Aug 5, 2019 - Sheryl Recinos, M.D., M.A., can connect with patients experiencing homelessness because she has experienced it herself.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190805fdf-recinos.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

Working to Inspire Fellow Medical Students

Jul 22, 2019 - Margaret Miller, student chair of the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, will see a year's worth of hard work come to fruition this week in Kansas City, Mo.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190722fdf-miller.html

Teaching Residents to Share Their Stories

Jul 15, 2019 - When he was ready for the next step in his career, past AAFP President Reid Blackwelder, M.D., found the best of all worlds as a family medicine department chair.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190715fdf-blackwelder.html

Be a Voice for Change in Health Care

Jul 8, 2019 - National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students speaker Michael Richardson, M.D., has found numerous avenues to be an advocate for patients and family medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190708fdf-richardson.html

Bringing Family Medicine's Past to Bear on Its Future

Jul 1, 2019 - Aaron George, D.O., was inspired to follow in his uncle's footsteps as his hometown's family physician, but an opportunity to help expand the region's primary care pipeline altered his career path.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190701fdf-george.html

Turns Out, You Can Go Home Again

Jun 24, 2019 - Rachel Franklin, M.D., walked away from a partnership in a large multispecialty practice to take on a greater role at her alma mater.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190624fdf-franklin.html

Command Performance: Caring for Families in the Line of Duty

Jun 17, 2019 - The way Lt. Col. Kevin Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., sees it, his patients should always have access to the medical care they need -- even if they're in the middle of a war zone or providing relief in a hurricane-ravaged community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190617fdf-kkelly.html

Going the Extra Mile for Transgender Patients

Jun 10, 2019 - When Izzy Lowell, M.D., M.B.A., realized how great the need was for transgender care in her region, she created a five-state practice to fill the void.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190610fdf-lowell.html

FP Reflects on Service on Front Lines of Family Medicine

Jun 3, 2019 - During a 22-year stint in the Army, including more than a decade serving as a White House physician, Col. Kevin O'Connor, D.O., has found himself continually searching for ways to better serve his patients, whether it's in a classroom, at a hospital or in a war zone.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190603fdf-oconnor.html

FP Relies on Faith to Help Her Keep Blazing New Trails

May 28, 2019 - As a young girl living in inner-city Detroit, Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D., lacked the resources that many of her colleagues had as children. What Garmon-Brown had, however, was an abundance of faith that continues, even today, to guide her work.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190528fdf-garmon-brown.html

FP Delivers Best of Family Medicine Throughout Long Career

May 20, 2019 - During his 65-year career as a family physician, Alexander D. A.D. Brickler II, M.D., has cared for a remarkable number of Tallahassee families and delivered more than 30,000 babies. The recently retired 90-year-old also helped deliver racially integrated health care to his Florida city.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190520fdf-brickler.html

FP Aims to Stay on the Cutting Edge of Family Medicine

May 13, 2019 - Edward Bujold, M.D., isn't one to settle for the status quo. Rather, his passion for family medicine and drive to serve patients in his community keep him continually striving to be -- and do -- better.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190513fdf-bujold.html

FP Mentor Guides Youths to Careers in Health Care

May 6, 2019 - Beulette Hooks, M.D., never met a black physician while she was growing up. Now she's working to ensure young people in her community have mentors in medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190506fdf-hooks.html

Creating AI Tools That Work for Family Medicine

Apr 29, 2019 - When Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., decided he'd had enough of his EHR system and burdensome documentation, he quit his practice to do something about it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190429fdf-sugimoto.html

Caring for Herself Lets Her Better Care for Others

Apr 22, 2019 - When the demands of being a physician took their toll on her health, Shani Muhammad, M.D., took steps to improve her own fitness and alter the way she practices medicine.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190422fdf-muhammad.html

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better

Apr 15, 2019 - Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190415fdf-edwards.html

After More Than 30 Years, Education Is Still His Passion

Apr 8, 2019 - Robin Winter, M.D., M.M.M., was recently recognized for his leadership, mentoring and efforts to advance the specialty during a span of more than 30 years as a family medicine residency program director.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190408fdf-winter.html

FP Set on Charting Her Own Course in Family Medicine

Apr 1, 2019 - When Bich-May Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H., found herself wanting more from her career, she figured out a way to pursue all her interests.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190401fdf-nguyen.html

Resident Is Already an Agent of Change

Mar 25, 2019 - Family medicine resident Jamal Lawrence, M.D., is poised to achieve his childhood goal of caring for patients and a community.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190325fdf-lawrence.html

FP Focused on Integrating Social, Medical Care Services

Mar 18, 2019 - Since struggling to address the social determinants of health as a new physician, Laura Gottlieb, M.D., M.P.H., has focused her career on reducing social barriers to health.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190318fdf-gottlieb.html

Future FP Is 'Beyond Excited' for Match Day

Mar 11, 2019 - Kethelyne Beauvais found her calling in family medicine while volunteering at a free clinic as an undergraduate. On March 15, the medical student will learn which residency program she matched to.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190311fdf-beauvais.html

Resident's Initiatives Tackle Health Disparities

Mar 4, 2019 - Nayeli Spahr, M.D., M.P.H., was an immigrant child whose mother was a nurse. Her experiences shaped her desire to address inequities in health care.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190304fdf-spahr.html

This FP's Roots Are in Global Health

Feb 25, 2019 - Laura Chambers-Kersh, M.D., knew she wanted to work with underserved communities as a teenager after volunteering with her family physician mother on the Navajo Nation.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190225fdf-chamberskersh.html

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