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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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A disagreement by providers on a diagnosis often comes at the expense of the patient. Doctors must support each other, even when they're not on the same page.

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Why are more physicians experiencing burnout? The answer doesn’t lie in practicing medicine, but rather in checking boxes and meeting compliance.


Everyone wants to fill in the blanks based on what we assume is true. However, when doctors do that to diagnosis a patient, it can be dangerous.

Some patients are noncompliant or habitual no shows to appointments. However, terminating a patient is easier said than done.

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When redesigning a practice to improve efficiency, it’s important for this doctor to institute a model that maintains closer relations with patients.


This MD started writing down the time she entered and exited an exam room to track patient flow. The data revealed a lot.

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One doctor wonders the benefits of a thorough physical exam and struggles with how much to do during the yearly ritual.


The days of acute care are changing, and with it, the doctor’s role is going from classical caretaker to air-traffic controller.

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It’s early in the ICD-10 transition, but one doc began dual coding over a year ago and already has a few lessons to dole out.


Being a primary-care doctor often means “minding the gap” for patients and serving as therapeutic reassurance for patients unsure of specialists’ plan of care.


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