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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
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
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
Family physician writers were invited to explain, “Why I write.” The practice of medicine is the management of meaning. The job of the physician—as master of diagnosis and therapy—engages us every day in observing and making sense out of what … Continue reading