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Strengthening Primary Care With a New Professional Congress

Brian Klepper Posted 10/01/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Three months ago a post on this blog argued that America’s primary care associations, societies and membership groups have splintered into narrowly-focused specialties. Individually and together, they have proved unable to resist decades … Continue reading

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The ACP’s Cognitive Dissonance

Brian Klepper Relative to their specialist colleagues, primary care physicians have been generally passive about the politics that shape their professional lives, and they have been big losers. It is important for them to consider whether their societies are genuinely … Continue reading

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To Snip or Not To Snip: The Politics of Male Circumcision

Patricia Salber Published 11/27/11 on The Doctor Weighs In Eighteen states, including Colorado and South Carolina have eliminated Medicaid coverage for male circumcision.  Furthermore,  ballot initiatives, including one attempted in my hometown San Francisco, are being discussed that would ban the procedure … Continue reading

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Why Primary Care Needs A New Organization

Paul M. Fischer First published on 6/15/11 on MedPage Today A few weeks ago, the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced that, for now, it would continue participating in the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), the … Continue reading

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