Tag Archives: Pt-Dr communication

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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The Heart of the Matter

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

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Learning by Write

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

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