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In the trenches of social work

March is Social Work Month. Today on the blog, a social worker explains why her work is so crucial to primary care. 
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 23, 2017 3:04 pm EDT

Preventive Care Includes Oral Health

March 20 is World Oral Health Day. Today on the blog, a public health dentist explains why oral health is a crucial part of overall good health. 

By Dwayne Turner, DDS, MBA

Like most dentists, I feel strongly that good preventive care must include good oral health care. As the Dental Health Services manager at...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 20, 2017 11:00 am EDT

Excitement, Jitters On The Eve Of Match Day 2017

d27388d938d35301c50f81c8e8d47c7a-huge-ma Tomorrow is Match Day. That’s when soon-to-be allopathic doctors, and pharmacists, learn which residency program they “matched” into and whether the Match will lead them to a clinic down the street or hospital across the country. Osteopathic med students learned where they matched...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 16, 2017 10:10 am EDT

A team-based approach to optimum nutrition

ffccbea5e19127a2059e410633f87907-huge-pa A nurse in an HIV clinic wanted to train her nurse and physician colleagues to be dietitians until she learned that the most effective approach for patients and the most efficient use of patients' and providers' time was to bring dietitians on board with her team. Today on...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 9, 2017 11:21 am EST

Oral Health Care Is Primary Care

4a35c09ef8d7a4883bcf3d39cbe2ac4f-huge-de Monday is National Dentist's Day. We're recognizing dentists today on the blog with a post from a public health dentist who works on the frontlines of preventive health care. 

By Debra Bradfield Smith, DMD

The first time I saw my current...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Mar 2, 2017 2:16 pm EST

State Of The System Got You Down? Five Things You Can Do Right Now

Andrew With so much in flux in healthcare, many of us are scratching our heads about how to make meaningful change in the midst of the uncertainty. After nearly 20 years in community advocacy and primary care, PCP Founder Andrew Morris-Singer shares his thoughts. Whether working in policy reform, systems transformation, or grassroots activism, he invites you to consider...
Posted by Nate Leskovic in Progress Notes Feb 28, 2017 12:21 pm EST
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Just to catch up folks on what is happening in the latest Match (Friday, March 17, 2017) with the Duluth program which has been a Family Medicine leader for decades. Sixty students who began their careers on the Duluth campus matched into their residencies! The day was filled with a great deal of joy, laughter, calls to loved ones, and eager anticipation fo...
You are doing really a nice job guys. Health is the most important segment of our life without it everything has no meaning. The usage of medication ought to depend on an all-inclusive psychiatric evaluation and be one part of an extensive treatment program. It's a medical emergency and immediate expert assistance is crucial! The usage of drugs and surgi...
Dear Penny, You give us another wake-up call. Boundaries can get loose and good habits can get worn down in the nursing home. As you say, the way that things get paid for affects the doctor-patient relationship. In my HMO, there are financial incentives to keep our patients at home. And some of our patients who need long-term care but still value the sociali...
It is a great article to know what patients want. Each medical professional must read this to know more about patients and keep them happy.
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