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General practitioners are not family physicians in the US. The distinction is important for patient care, research, reporting and health policy. Read the new research that documents the important differences. http://www.annfammed.org/content/18/2/127
A fresh approach to mentoring can empower new researchers to focus research questions with personal passion to create successful studies and sustainable careers. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2018.952474 Just published, this Special Article outlines how mentors can use the Pursuing Personal Passion P3 Learner-Centered … Continue reading
Final Touches – The art of care at the end of life.
We had touched each other’s lives in an eternal way … It helped me learn again the importance of time, the art of the question and the power of details.
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The family physician takes many turns though a life in practice. Cycles through our patients’ lives and our careers. …. Read more – Working at the Wheel Excerpts As the wheels of progress spin faster, steered by managers and lubricated … Continue reading
Continuity is a cornerstone of primary care and the essence of family medicine. It is comprehensive care over time and across problems that forms the fabric of our relationships with patients, families and communities. Julia was one of my first … Continue reading
Experience Two high-risk children. The mom, just 13, working the streets, living chaos complicated by heroin and spirochetes. Yet, she cared for her new baby with confidence. She met my doubts with folded arms: “Who do you think took care … Continue reading
A family physician reflects on his own experience with open-heart surgery and the process of care in a top-flight academic medical center. I am running on a treadmill. Perhaps you are, too. Your treadmill may be meeting productivity goals for … Continue reading
William R. Phillips Some days I want to curse infernal Invention of the learned journal. Filling miles of lonely shelves To busy wee indexing elves; Inform, inspire, but oft instead Stay still in stacks; lie long unread; Consuming forests full … Continue reading
In our dedication to the underserved, has family medicine left the mainstream where we used to provide most of the care to most of the folks most of the time? Family medicine has been swimming upstream for so long that … Continue reading