Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Previously published on AAFP.org. Click HERE to see the original article. While shadowing me, a premedical student noticed that I entered the lot number of an IUD into my charting. "Why do you have to waste time entering that?" she asked. "Don't you think that IUDs should come with QR codes that can be easily … Continue reading Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Healthcare Leadership

By: Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH; Susan Cochella, MD, MPH; Rachel Jaggi, MA; Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH; Bernadette Kiraly, MD; Susan Pohl, MD; and Lisa Gren, PhD Below is an excerpt from a previously published article on STFM Journals. Click HERE for the entire article and research results. Physicians in all disciplines are called … Continue reading Healthcare Leadership

Doctors’ Day 2018

By: Karly Ann Pippitt, MD, FAAFP March 30 is National Doctor’s Day. Appropriately over the years, this has morphed into a day to thank all the health care providers on a team, for medicine has truly become a team effort. For all those clinicians out there, on this day, I want you to think about … Continue reading Doctors’ Day 2018

Shop ’til You Drop: The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

By: Katie Traylor Nyquil and Afrin and Advil, oh my! I've been working in pharmacy for over 10 years now, and I still get overwhelmed every time I take a trip to the drug store to pick up pain reliever or even eye drops. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the over-the-counter (OTC) … Continue reading Shop ’til You Drop: The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

What I Learned About American Family Medicine in Rural Tanzania

He stands, bent, outside the front of the house, the two steps up to the door being too far to lift himself leaning hard on the old stick, cloth padding the top as a cane or maybe a crutch. I step down to greet him, “Jambo,” (how are you) and to wish him “Salama,” (peace). … Continue reading What I Learned About American Family Medicine in Rural Tanzania

Medication Reconciliation: It’s Not Just a List

By Karen Gunning and Katie Traylor   Across America, clinics are humming with the sounds of automated blood pressure cuffs, the beep of thermometers, and the clink of the scales. A commonly heard phrase in these clinics during the patient rooming process is: “What medications are you taking?” These five words comprise one of the … Continue reading Medication Reconciliation: It’s Not Just a List