Do as I say, not as I do? Discussing lifestyle change in the doctor’s office

By: Jason Lippman, MD, With the overwhelming health burden caused by the Western diet and way of living, lifestyle counseling has become one of the most important roles of a primary care provider. Each doctor likely has his or her own approach to the topic. One approach might be to stand strongly behind the facts … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do? Discussing lifestyle change in the doctor’s office

The Finest Example

By: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Footprints of an Inspired Leader Sonja Van Hala is stepping down as our Residency Program Director, leaving us better for her time in the role. While she isn’t perfect, she was effective in some unique ways. What insights can we glean from her unique brand of effectiveness? Respect is a … Continue reading The Finest Example

End of life care is primary care

By: Rebecca Curran I have always felt that end of life care fits perfectly into the realm of family medicine and all primary care. This is not only because dying is part of life for every single one of us, but also because caring for someone at the end of life is an entirely patient- … Continue reading End of life care is primary care

I Believe There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance

By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD Previously published June 7, 2013, on the CFHA Blog I believe there’s no such thing as work-life balance. I think this every morning when I leave for work, watching my two-year-old son press his face against the front window and wave at me as I back down the driveway. It comes … Continue reading I Believe There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance

What Do Residents Want for Burnout Prevention? Time

By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD; Jordan Knox, MD; and Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP Previously published in Academic Medicine, March 2018 Dr. Ripp and colleagues’ recent call to action on well-being in graduate medical education emphasizes the importance of multilevel interventions in addressing well-being. We concur with these recommendations but want to emphasize the importance of … Continue reading What Do Residents Want for Burnout Prevention? Time

Finding consistency in the midst of constant change 

By: Anna Holman Two of the major challenges of being a Family Medicine resident is the wide scope of medicine we learn and the variety of environments in which we train. As an intern or first-year resident, the work can be hard because it seems like we change gears every month. Bouncing from Pediatrics to … Continue reading Finding consistency in the midst of constant change