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'Doc' the vote: Take political involvement to the next level as a physician activist

This month, thousands of physicians will head to the polls to vote for candidates whom they believe will improve the healthcare system and best represent physician interests. For many, that's where participation in the political process ends-at least until November of the next even-numbered year. But a handful of doctors, such as Richard Neubauer,1 MD, FACP, a private practice physician in Anchorage, AK, take their involvement to the next level, advocating year-round on behalf of physicians-one of the most efficient ways to effect change in the healthcare system, he says.