In the past four months, the Twin Cities physician community has lost several of our own to suicide. Tragically, we are not alone—about 300-400 physicians in the U.S. die each year from suicide, with physicians facing a suicide risk nearly 2-3 times higher than the general population.
Now more than ever, it’s critical for health care clinics/hospitals/systems, payers, physicians and more to come together to address burnout and the increase in physician suicide. Not only do we need to normalize physicians seeking help for mental health concerns and remove stigma and punishments, but we also need to recognize that our healers are human too and they need support like everyone else.
Read More We Must Do Something About Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide
Dave Renner, CAE, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians legislative rep, shares about Minnesota’s continued bipartisan support for telehealth (including telephone services) and recent movement in the House and Senate.
Read More Telehealth Moves in Both MN House & Senate
Dave Renner, CAE, our legislative rep, recaps recent movement at the Minnesota State Capitol related to drug prices and formularies, childhood immunizations, MinnesotaCare expansion, mask mandates, hospital pricing and tobacco cessation funding.
Read More Legislative Update: Movement on Limits on Drug Prices, Formulary Changes & More
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member Stephanie Aldrin, MD, shares her experience with getting vaccinated for COVID-19 and urges you, when it’s your turn, to get the shot.
Read More COVID-19 Vaccine: This Is Our Shot
Dave Renner, CAE, legislative rep for the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), recaps recent activities at the Minnesota State Capitol related to health care, including a hearing on MinnesotaCare expansion, the introduction of a new vaccine exemption bill, funding for physician loan forgiveness and a hearing on climate change and public health.
Read More Public Option, Vaccine Exemptions, Loan Forgiveness & Climate Change