The Girl With Chest Pain

By Sarah Riley-Burnett, DO Her eyes were crazed and glassy when she finally opened them. She had been writhing in the gurney, gyrating her jaw with clinched teeth and breathing heavily.  When she answered questions, all her movement would stop, and she would respond in a clipped staccato formal way as though she were a … Continue reading The Girl With Chest Pain

Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

Expressed political views are those of the author.   As I near the end of my Family Medicine Residency Training and begin to transition into practicing as a Family Physician in real life, I can’t help but believe that I’m ready. Not because I have reached a point where I know every diagnosis and how … Continue reading Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

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

Urgent Care Reflection

By Anna Holman In Urgent Care, fall means the beginning of cold season, where patients with sore throats start to fill every other room. As a medical student, these visits are pretty straightforward, however, the challenge comes with the conversation surrounding treatment. Patients with cold symptoms don’t usually come into Urgent Care for Tylenol and … Continue reading Urgent Care Reflection

After Match Day

By Anna Stomberg, MD Every year the month of march brings a flurry of excitement. For some March means a time to anxiously await the arrival of the first green sprigs of grass marking the beginning of spring, others - to fill out their lucky march madness brackets and accurately predict the years NCAA champion, and to a … Continue reading After Match Day