Tag: primary care

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Searching for Meaning in Medicine

Clinical medicine, and especially primary care, is in kind of a bad place right now. When healthcare systems of all developed countries in the world are compared, the U.S. has the embarrassing distinction of spending the most and being the worst. It’s well-established that our […]

How is primary care like a box of chocolates?

How is primary care like a box of chocolates?

Sharing a funny but true post from Dana Corriel, MD titled Primary Care Medicine: Like a Box Of Chocolates, You Never Know What You’re Going To Get. Very true!

Primary Care Specialist

Primary Care Specialist

A physician colleague posted about what being a primary care doc means to her. I read this on my morning commute, and was moved to tears. Though I’m internal medicine and she’s family practice, how she describes all the different types of little things we […]

Primary Care S.W.A.T. Team

Primary Care S.W.A.T. Team

It’s always awkward when a patient of mine who is hospitalized somewhere else calls me to complain about their care there. I’m obligated, of course, to check into the situation. But, I don’t have power or jurisdiction “somewhere else”. So recently, when a patient’s family […]

Primary Care Provider/ Therapist

Primary Care Provider/ Therapist

I was driving in a neighboring town last week, and I noticed a sign on an office building: Metropolis Primary Care and Counseling: Your Medical and Psychological Resource* I chuckled to myself. Brilliant! Of course, why not put it right out there. Possibly 75% of my job […]