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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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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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We all know it’s important to insert breathing room into our lives, so why is doing this so hard? It’s important to accept our limits.

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Taking care of a patient is what doctors strive to do, not judging a bee’s intent, a requirement of the new ICD-10 coding system.


Here’s one unique perspective on why in today’s healthcare environment, it’s not easy to reconcile the clinical and business sides of medicine.

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We know healthcare is changing and will have to continue to change, but this shift will come gradually and need to be driven by a compelling reason.

Physicians should rethink the paradigm of work-life balance, by making choices that are in synchrony with their priorities and responsibilities.


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