HIV PrEP

By Erika Sullivan, MD We are entering an era where the scourge of HIV/AIDS seems surmountable. Herculean efforts in the fields of infectious disease, immunology and care delivery have made HIV/AIDS a chronic disease, at least here in the United States. To a degree, this represents a fundamental switch for many patients, especially those in … Continue reading HIV PrEP

Providing Trust AND Truth in Family Medicine

By Bob Chestnut, MD “…we are living in this strange time where trust is more important than truth.” Comedian Hasan Minhaj at the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner Most medical school graduates would likely agree that their education was mainly focused on developing medical knowledge. For the purpose of this blog post, I am referring … Continue reading Providing Trust AND Truth in Family Medicine

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

Lessons from Global Health

By Richard Backman, MD I had the opportunity and pleasure to take Physician Assistants and Medical students to Kathmandu, Nepal for an International Health elective in April 2017. Let me preface this with I don’t speak Nepalese, I am not Nepalese and I am not an expert on Global Healthcare. We spent time in a … Continue reading Lessons from Global Health

Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

By Junaid Nabi, MD The media is quick to point out the important role of American Medical Association (AMA) and other professional bodies in shaping the future of health policy in the United States. While these organizations have a certain responsibility, it is becoming increasing clear that medical and public health students will shape the … Continue reading Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

Patient Centered vs. Patient Dictated Care

This article was originally published at Physicians Practice. Kyle Bradford Jones, MD Patient-centered care (PCC) seems to be a popular buzzword among policymakers and administrators in recent years. Indeed, many physicians see our health care system as payer-centric, many patients see it as physician-centric, and no one seems to see it as patient-centric. While putting … Continue reading Patient Centered vs. Patient Dictated Care