May-June 2020 | Volume 103 | Issue 3
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Table of Contents
ON THE COVER
Minnesota physicians share their schedules, their thoughts about medicine and their lives. No one is typical—but they all believe the connection between a physician and his or her patients is what made them go into this work in the first place—and what continues to give them joy.
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY GURUMURTHY HIREMATH, MD; ELISABETH HEAL, DO; AND JOHN L. BASS, MD
BY JOANNE TAYLOR, PHD; PAULA SNIPPES VAGNONE, MT; KIRK SMITH, DVM, MS, PHD; JACY WALTERS, PHD, MPH; NANCY WENGENACK, PHD; SHARON DEML, MT; PATRICIA FERRIERI, MD; AND RUTH LYNFIELD, MD
Many patients are unnerved by the whole idea of going to the doctor… As we are seeing during the current
COVID-19 pandemic, lack of knowledge can create anxiety.
BY ZEKE MCKINNEY, MD
You may have to adjust your ideas about what it means to practice medicine.
BY COREY MARTIN, MD
LIFE IN MEDICINE
To do it well, physicians have to get comfortable with mortality.
BY LINDA PICONE
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's report on policy, people and politics
MMA’s new advocacy tool. In-person events rescheduled as virtual. Day at the Capitol recap.
Everything has changed. A poem for today, and a request for your input.
Inell Rosario, MD, and Zachary Shaheen, MD, PhD