MM-190910-OFC-digedition.jpgSeptember-October 2019 | Volume 102 | Issue 5

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Health care and physicians  in rural Minnesota
The challenges
Technology and innovative approaches to care are needed.
BY LINDA PICONE

Physicians working in rural communities
They choose rural practice because they love the work— and it’s home.
BY LINDA PICONE

Training physicians for work in Greater Minnesota
The key is finding people who want to return to their roots.
BY PAULA TERMUHLEN, MD



Student, Resident and Fellow Research

Some of the top submissions from the Minnesota Medical Association's annual invitation.

Community awareness and perception of concussions in central Minnesota.
BY RYAN CHRISTOPHER JAMESON, BA, AND JON EDWARD DENNIS, MD, MPH, FAAP

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

Overcoming identity differences to meet the needs of the medically underserved
Can [physicians] be comfortable if their identity—gender, race/ethnicity, geographic background, religion, or principle values—is different from that of the community?
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD


GOOD PRACTICE

Students learn about cardiac care in rural areas through an Essentia Health intern program.
BY CATHERINE BENZIGER, MD, MPH;  MICHAEL MOLLERUS, MD; VICKI PINK, RN;  JOSEPH DOERER, MD; AND KATE DEAN, MBA
 

ETHICS

Can physicians ethically participate in a strike?
BY JULIE K. ANDERSON, MD, FAAFP, AND EMILY ONELLO, MD

 

The Physician Advocate / MMA NEWS

The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
What to look forward to at the 2019 MMA Conference. Prior authorization. Medical cannabis and PTSD. New laws in effect. Prescription medicine pricing.


COMMENTARY

Protecting young adults from meningococcal disease
Many lag in getting the important booster vaccination.BY JENNIFER HEATH, DNP, MPH, RN


ON CALL

Meet MMA physicians
Matt Klein, MD, FACP, and  Katie Smentek, MD, FAAP