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

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 Art of Identifying Jane Doe

Debra Hampton wants to meet in the family room outside of the ICU so that she can be close by the commotion of an unstable patient being taken back for emergent surgery. The lights in the room are soft and the hum of the heating system gives a blanket of background noise. Debra is wearing … Continue reading The Art of Identifying Jane Doe

Why (not) Family Medicine? – Michael Magill, MD

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? – Michael Magill, MD

Connecting with Patients Despite Barriers

 by Tobi Thaller Residency is hard. Sometimes, it is really, really hard. So when you have a meaningful interaction with a patient, it reminds you why you are putting yourself through all of this. And it is priceless. That was the type of experience I had with Juana. At her first appointment with me, I … Continue reading Connecting with Patients Despite Barriers