FPM Department Collection

The Last Word

Personal essays on the practice of family medicine.

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

When should you say no?


July/August 2017 Issue
The Key to Getting Through Chemo

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


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.


July/August 2016 Issue
Tips to Help Teen Patients Deal With Discrimination

Even subtle bias can affect our patients, but talking about it can help.


May/June 2016 Issue
Physician Burnout and the Other Reversible Diastolic Dysfunction

Is physician burnout a heart issue?


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