Fit but unhealthy: A reflection on overtraining

By: Jason Lippman, MD The motto of “exercise as medicine” has become a common phrase due to the progressing epidemics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain that have ties to diet and body habitus. I prescribe it multiple times a day to my patients and I try to take a daily dose myself. But … Continue reading Fit but unhealthy: A reflection on overtraining

How am I DO-ing in an MD Residency Program?

By: Catherine Vanier, DO In the last year of medical school, all medical students are faced with important decisions about where they would like to complete their residency. For osteopathic students, one key element of this decision is to what extent do they want to be a minority within their program. I am an osteopathic … Continue reading How am I DO-ing in an MD Residency Program?

Student Hotspotting; A Novel Interprofessional Learning Experience in Value-Based Care

By: Kyle M. Turner, PharmD Consider, for a moment, your “toughest” patients in clinic – the ones who show up about half the time (or less), seem to be in and out of the hospital or ER on a regular basis. They may be the people that your team throws up their hands and scratches … Continue reading Student Hotspotting; A Novel Interprofessional Learning Experience in Value-Based Care

Expanding the Possibilities of Health

By: Susan Terry, MD When I was the Executive Medical Director of the University Health Care Community Clinics, I received waves of requests for an urgent care center at our new (at the time) South Jordan Health Center. When medically urgent care was needed after 7:00 PM, or on weekends, our patients went to the … Continue reading Expanding the Possibilities of Health

It’s Not Burnout Revised

By: Briana Rueda, DO Physician burnout is a term that is thrown around all too often now in the world of medicine.  In fact, I can’t seem to open an email or medical journal without being bombarded by articles on physician burnout.  To be completely honest, I disagree with using the term “burnout.”  To me, the … Continue reading It’s Not Burnout Revised

Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Previously published on AAFP.org. Click HERE to see the original article. While shadowing me, a premedical student noticed that I entered the lot number of an IUD into my charting. "Why do you have to waste time entering that?" she asked. "Don't you think that IUDs should come with QR codes that can be easily … Continue reading Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care