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
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
By Marlana Li, MD I love to travel. I also love having a vocation in medicine, so the natural integration of the two is going on medical mission trips and polishing my knowledge of travel medicine. I enjoy meeting new people, learning history, immersing myself in new cultures, and sharing information via different means of … Continue reading Travel Medicine
By Amy Locke Burnout is a popular topic of discussion among health care professionals, but preventing it often eludes us. While burnout is common in many professions, it is particularly present in healthcare. It is estimated that about half of all physicians in the United States suffer from burnout with numbers rising rapidly. Burnout is … Continue reading Physician Wellness and Resilience
Why (not) Family Medicine? is a series of posts from health care thought leaders, both inside and outside of Family Medicine. These will be posted every Friday. The participants were asked to focus on whatever they wanted in response to this question. We are glad that so many of these impressive leaders were willing to … Continue reading Why (not) Family Medicine?–Glen Stream, MD, MBI
By Jordan Knox, MD Occasionally I’ve been wondering: What would I be doing if I weren’t in medicine? Usually on some of my darker days, because let’s face it: as much of a privilege as it is to care for other people, there are times when you just aren’t enjoying it as much. So I … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Weren’t In Medicine?