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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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The balance between medical failures and successes can be challenging to navigate. Yet, for our own benefit and sanity, we must accept our humanity.

Giving up important aspects of patient care has become the imperative for many physicians. But that doesn't make letting go any easier.

This physician wonders why her patients so often refuse low-risk, high-benefit treatments because the media or family friends say they are dangerous.

Finding the optimal way to use NPs and PAs as part of the care team is not an easy task since not all universally agree upon the role they wish to have.

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.

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