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

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

Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

By: Benjamin Brown, MD When I was applying for residency in January 2016, I came across a peculiar program that gave its residents an opportunity to travel abroad for a culture and language immersion rotation. At the time, I had been diligently attempting to learn Spanish. No matter what I tried (apps like DuoLingo and … Continue reading Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

HOW TO AVOID TWO COMMON BIASES

Contributor: Kyle Bradford Jones Previously published on University of Utah Health Accelerate in December 2017 Balancing uncertainty, fear, and emotions isn’t easy — especially in health care. Family practice physician Kyle Bradford Jones looks outside of his practice to identify two common biases that affect how we behave in the face of perceived risk. His … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID TWO COMMON BIASES

Rural Utah

By: Julia Kammel, MD Have you ever heard of Bicknell, Utah? Neither had I. During our residency program we each have the opportunity to experience a month in a rural part of the country to learn how medicine is practiced there. I was lucky enough to be placed in Bicknell, Utah. To be honest, when … Continue reading Rural Utah

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