Category Archives: Stories

Final Touches

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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Working at the Wheel

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

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Family Stories

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

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55-Word Stories

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

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A Public Celebration of a Personal Doctor

Abstract – The life of a family doctor is engaged with the people, families, and community he or she serves. Caring changes lives. Yet, we seldom have the opportunity to hear the gratitude or to reflect upon the privilege. In this … Continue reading

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