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'Country Doc' Leading Health Advocacy in Lone Star State

Jul 23, 2018 - : As he winds down his fourth decade in practice, Douglas Curran, M.D., remains a leading physician advocate in his state as president of the Texas Medical Association.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180723fdf-curran.html

'I Am Convinced Family Medicine Is the Solution'

Feb 12, 2018 - Watching a family member struggle with illness and access to care inspired third-year family medicine resident Kristina Dakis, M.D., to pursue a career in medicine.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180212focus-dakis.html

'Moving the Needle' on Student Choice

Oct 22, 2018 - Michelle Roett, M.D., M.P.H., is working on both local and national initiatives to expand the family medicine pipeline.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181022fdf-roett.html

A Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

Nov 12, 2018 - When Jennifer Edgoose, M.D., M.P.H., objected to the lack of diversity in her residency program, her department chair challenged her to do something about it. She didn't stop there.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181112fdf-edgoose.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.

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

Building a Case for Health Equity

May 14, 2018 - Brian Frank, M.D., said his circuitous route to a career in medicine helps him understand the patient perspective and the need for health equity.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180514fdf-frank.html

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice

Jul 9, 2018 - After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that makes sense in direct primary care.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180709fdf-gold.html

Burnout Survivor Strives to Help Peers

Mar 26, 2018 - Nearly 20 years after bouncing back from physician burnout, Mark Greenawald, M.D., is trying to help his peers prevent or overcome it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180326fdf-greenawald.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.

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

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity

May 21, 2018 - Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180521fdf-howe.html

Caring for People Affected by War

Dec 17, 2018 - Ranit Mishori, M.D., M.H.S., spent a decade covering wars as a journalist. Now she cares for those fleeing from such conflicts.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181217fdf-mishori.html

Caring for Underserved Where They Need It

Mar 19, 2018 - Ravi Grivois-Shah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., set out to care for the underserved. Directing a mobile health program and a clinic with a large refugee population have allowed him to do it.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180319fdf-grivoisshah.html

Casting a Wide Net for Primary Care Research

Oct 1, 2018 - Wilson Pace, M.D., had an idea to build networks that allow physicians to share data, and the project has given researchers access to de-identified records for more than 30 million patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181001fdf-pace.html

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

Jun 18, 2018 - Marjie Heier, M.D., may not have found the medical practice she expected in Zambia, but the people of this African nation certainly found what they needed in Heier.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180618fdf-heier.html

Closing the Gap Between Public Health Goals and Reality

Apr 2, 2018 - Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A., wanted to influence health on a large scale. He found that opportunity as Virginia's deputy commissioner for population health.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180402fdf-oliver.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

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

Creating an Academic Hub for Addiction Medicine

Feb 4, 2019 - After completing his training with an addiction medicine fellowship, Luke Peterson, D.O., brought what he learned back to Phoenix to train others.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190204fdf-peterson.html

Daughter's Birth Defect Led Him to Medical School

Dec 10, 2018 - Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20181210fdf-zeman.html

Delivering Full-scope Family Medicine

Jun 4, 2018 - Family physician Christina Kelly, M.D., provides maternity care, including surgical obstetrics. She's also showing medical students and residents how broad their scope could be as family physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180604fdf-kelly.html

Encouraging the Next Generation of Doctors

Apr 9, 2018 - As founder of a youth health career mentorship program, Renee Crichlow, M.D., is helping young students climb The Ladder to medical school and beyond.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180409fdf-crichlow.html

Especially in the Army, FPs Are Called to Lead

Feb 18, 2019 - When Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, M.D., M.P.H., assumed command of Regional Health Command-Atlantic last year, it gave her responsibility for 24,000 people, a budget of $1.6 billion and about 600,000 patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190218fdf-crosland.html

Expanding the Primary Care Pipeline

Sep 10, 2018 - Julie Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., is using research to understand the factors that influence student choice and, ultimately, improve the family physician pipeline.

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https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20180910fdf-phillips.html

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