The Weight of the Soul

By Tobi Thaller, MD I stood at Jack’s bedside along with his wife and two friends as life support was withdrawn. He was 52 years old and had married his wife just 7 months earlier. After years of living on the street, struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, he had managed to stay clean for … Continue reading The Weight of the Soul

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 … Continue reading At Home with Hospice