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Jennifer Frank, MD

Jennifer Frank, MD

Jennifer Frank, MD, FAAFP, is a family physician in private practice in northeastern Wisconsin, and in perpetual search of the elusive work-life balance that she's heard so much about. She is a mother of four, whose husband, also a physician, is a stay-at-home dad.

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Repeatedly broaching a difficult conversation with a patient may mean you are missing the real issue. Don't be afraid to address the elephant in the room.

Relationships are crucial to the effective and safe practice of medicine. When disrupted, they can cause problems for us and our patients.

With insurance changes and the increase in use of controlled substances, it can be hard for physicians to separate the drug seekers from those truly in need.

This primary-care physician wonders why Google knows her preferences, while her EHR doesn't have a clue.

When is it OK to refuse extra responsibilities in your medical group?

Patient access to care has become problematic. One way to address this is to standardize scheduling procedures.

Starting college can be both scary and exciting: especially when choosing a profession. But hard work is never wasted, as this physician found out.

It is easy to view life from your own circumstances, but chances are your colleagues are experiencing challenges too. Don't forget to reach out.

Being able to decide how many days you want to see patients is great for raising kids. But, it can cramp the family budget. How do you balance both?

Despite rising rates of prescription drug abuse, there is no real consensus in the physician community on treatment protocols. Physicians often follow their own heart.

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