Robert Nagler Miller

AMA Affiliated Groups

Contributing News Writer,

Robert worked as a contributing writer in 2017.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

Listen up: Delivering free hearing tests, devices is doable

Few clinics provide free specialized medical services to the poor, but putting the right infrastructure in place could change that.
Ear scope and hearing aid resting on medical chart.


Copy, paste, repeat: Widespread EHR practice could undermine care

A study finding that nearly half of the text in EHRs comes from older notes copied into the record calls into question the information’s timeliness and accuracy.
Close-up of device screen showing copy and paste functions.


Many influential physicians share common trait: AMA membership

AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, and 25 other AMA members are included in a health care magazine's list of most influential physician executives and leaders.

Population Care

Black, gay, female: Multiple identities affect health outcomes

The intersection of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity and class can determine patients’ health and well-being, experts say.
Abbas Hyderi, MD, MPH (left) and David Ernesto Munar.

Health Equity

To physician moms, professional mistreatment appears widespread

Survey suggests discrimination is common. Better policies, a more supportive culture and professional mentors are needed, physician mothers argue.
Pregnant physician with her hand resting on her belly.


Physicians honored for efforts to provide care to poor patients

For providing free care to underserved communities and inspiring others to engage in public service, several physicians were honored by the AMA Foundation.

Medical School Diversity

Med school “dreamer” honored for advocacy, volunteer work

Born in Bangkok, medical student Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn helps others who are living illegally in the U.S. pursue their medical career goals.
Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn, MD

Population Care

Refugees, detained immigrants deserve access to quality care

Delegates seek better care for detained immigrants. The AMA also votes to keep information in patient records out of immigration officials’ hands.