Joyce Copeland, MD Joyce Copeland, MD

By Joyce Copeland, MD

It is traditional for everyone to anticipate the new year with resolutions or to deliberately ignore the process (that would be me), though I do try to honor my heritage with greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.

The upcoming year promises to be challenging to say the least. We already have the specter of coding on steroids, metrics run amuck and formularies changing at the slightest whim. So, I decided to reflect on lessons learned or reinforced in 2016.

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Mansi Shah, MD Mansi Shah, MD

Moving toward a radical medicine: on bringing international experiences home

By Mansi Shah, MD

The first time I walked into a supermarket in Iganga, Uganda, the man behind the counter immediately started speaking to me in Hindi. I was in Uganda for two months with the Uganda Village Project, working on public health interventions with other young people.

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Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP

By Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP

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Jonathan Jimenez Jonathan Jimenez, MD, MPH

By Jonathan Jimenez, MD, MPH

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world’s largest police management association, recognized in October the role police officers have played in enforcing racism. On behalf of the IACP, Chief Terry Cunningham of Wellesley, Mass., said:

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Dr. Donna Tuccero Dr. Donna Tuccero

By Donna Tuccero, MD

It is 2 p.m. on a beautiful, sunny day. I have this afternoon off (yea!), and I’m overdue to leave the office; but thought it would be best to check for any last minute urgent messages.  Instead, I am surprised to see a new death notification in my inbox.  I take a startled deep breath as my eyes open in surprise.  No, it couldn’t be—she was only 38-years-old. Even physicians can be blind-sided by the unfair and unexpected.

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