Keeping Watch

By: Rebecca Curran, MD, PhD Minor demographic and medical details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It is my third year of medical school, my first year seeing actual patients, and I am being handed my “list” for the day. “We’re giving you Mira, a 6-year-old Serbian girl, bad cancer, kind of complicated.” “Kind … More Keeping Watch

Role Reversal

By Jake Whetzel, MD I think there were a lot of things that pointed me towards medicine initially. This included provider role models, family members with illness, and a love for understanding how the body functions and reacts to its environment. The most significant influence was a specific role model, my main primary care provider … More Role Reversal

At Home with Hospice

By Anna Stomberg, MD Brainstorming on what captivating topic I could share with the “family medicine blog” I went through a number of ideas, such as “what would truly express what being a family medicine physician meant to me?”  I wanted something earth-shattering, gripping, a story of rushing in to do emergent CPR, but… when … More At Home with Hospice