FPM Department Collection

The Last Word

Personal essays on the practice of family medicine.

September/October 2017 Issue
Creating a Space Where Doctors Can Be Vulnerable

We shouldn't try to carry the stress of patient care alone.


September/October 2017 Issue
Remission! What Surviving Cancer Has Taught Me

Months of brutal chemotherapy will teach you a few things about yourself, your calling, and your community.


July/August 2017 Issue
The Key to Getting Through Chemo

Yes, you need a good doctor, but one other thing is equally as important.


July/August 2017 Issue
The Ethics of Caring for Friends or Family

When should you say no?


May/June 2017 Issue
Keeping Your Practice Going When You Can't

A physician battling illness has the added worry of who will care for his patients.


May/June 2017 Issue
How a Doctor Acting as His Primary Care Physician, With a Little Luck, Tracked Down His Own Cancer

It started with a cough.


March/April 2017 Issue
How to Immunize Against Burnout

Our collective advocacy can instill hope and prevent burnout.


January/February 2017 Issue
Ten Sins of Office Medicine

None of us wants to be "that doctor."


November/December 2016 Issue
Smile, You're on Video

If you could watch a recording of your latest patient visit, would you be proud of your interpersonal skills?


September/October 2016 Issue
Practical Ways to Improve Medication Adherence

Half of our patients do not take their medications, but we can change that.


Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next


Email Alerts

Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free FPM email table of contents and e-newsletter.

Sign Up Now