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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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