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

Why (not) Family Medicine? – Patrick Courneya, 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? – Patrick Courneya, MD

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

Being a Family Doctor is a lot like Being a General Contractor

By Erika Sullivan, MD Being a family doctor is a lot like being a general contractor: you’ve got to know about all the systems that make a home or a building operational and then coordinate the necessary professionals to get the job of building or renovating the home done on budget and in a timely … Continue reading Being a Family Doctor is a lot like Being a General Contractor

How can we assist primary care providers in decreasing health costs?

The big elephant in the room in health care is our dramatically high medical costs. Indeed, you can read almost everywhere about why they are so high, and what we can do from a more "global" perspective to address them. But when we consider the influence that primary care providers have on individual cost decisions, … Continue reading How can we assist primary care providers in decreasing health costs?

How does a Family Physician pick a primary care physician?

 by Theadora Sakata It is graduation time in Residency Land, and my time as a family medicine trainee is coming to a close. I am off to the Eastern time zone for a fellowship in sports medicine and find myself in a position common to many geographically mobile members of today’s workforce: a patient in … Continue reading How does a Family Physician pick a primary care physician?