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

The Stroke, the Process, the Interview

By: Rachel Goossen, MD Two years ago, I received an email from my close friend, Kerri, to let me know that her husband, Dave, had had a pontine hemorrhagic stroke and was in the ICU at a hospital in our hometown of San Jose. Other than a bad headache just minutes before, there were no … Continue reading The Stroke, the Process, the Interview

This Post is About Guns

  I narrowly missed the Trolley Square shootings. I had been buying wrapping paper for gifts. I walked out the doorway of the mall not one hour before the shooter walked in. I was really pregnant at the time, able to waddle more than walk, and I certainly could not have run. I was really … Continue reading This Post is About Guns

Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time

By Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP I think a lot about food.  I think about what to make, where to go to get a great meal, and who might enjoy it with me.  I get pleasure from looking through cookbooks and making shopping lists. The first thing I do when I am traveling is head to … Continue reading Bring Health Back into Medicine, One Meal at a Time

Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

Expressed political views are those of the author.   As I near the end of my Family Medicine Residency Training and begin to transition into practicing as a Family Physician in real life, I can’t help but believe that I’m ready. Not because I have reached a point where I know every diagnosis and how … Continue reading Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

One in Five

By Vanessa Galli, MD Nearly one in five women have reported experiencing rape in their lifetime according to the most recent data from the CDC. Statistics never mean as much to the reader as an “n of one” or a personal testimony. I myself am the one in five, a survivor of rape. That is … Continue reading One in Five