Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care?

Contributor – Robert Pearl, M.D. Originally published on Forbes.com in April 2019 In a shocking development that could transform the medical profession, the International Journal of Health Services published the findings of a study titled, “Primary care, specialty care, and life chances.” Using multiple regression analysis, the researchers concluded that “primary care is by far the most … More Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care?

Can the college drinking problem be solved?

Originally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants on December 18, 2017. The news is unrelenting about the serious problem college campuses have with student drinking. At Penn State, a 19-year-old man died while at a fraternity drinking party. A 20-year-old at Florida State died at a fraternity pledge party, and … More Can the college drinking problem be solved?

Why (not) Family Medicine? Kyle Hoedebecke MD, MBA, MSL, CKTP

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 … More Why (not) Family Medicine? Kyle Hoedebecke MD, MBA, MSL, CKTP

Wilderness Medicine 101

By Sean McNamara, MD This article contains broad and over simplified medical recommendations and should not be interpreted as definitive medical management. The right thing to do in ALL scenarios is seek professional emergency assistance.    Many Utah transplants live here for one reason:  beer. Not. It’s the mountains. Skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, off-roading, camping, … More Wilderness Medicine 101