Family medicine, general

Jun 2007 Issue
Do We Need Primary Care? [Opinion]

Here are six reasons to answer in the affirmative and to believe that the status quo is ripe for revolution.

Feb 2007 Issue
Specialization in Family Medicine Education: Abandoning Our Generalist Roots [Opinion]

If family medicine stops being “a specialty in breadth,” is it still family medicine?

Feb 2007 Issue
Can Family Medicine Still Catalyze Social Change? [From The Editor]

'Tis better to disrupt than be disrupted.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Sinking Toward a Fertile Chaos [From The Editor]

We may be approaching the failure of the past and the birth of the future of health care.

Apr 2006 Issue
Reinventing Family Medicine [Editorial]

To maintain the dynamism of family medicine, we must define ourselves by what we can do better than everyone else. Family physicians need to combine skills in practice management, wellness medicine, information technology, home visits, family dynamics and community medicine.

Jan 2006 Issue
Rekindling the Fire of Family Medicine [Editorial]

The article examines common causes of professional dissatisfaction among physicians and suggests possible solutions.

Sep 2005 Issue
Ten Hard Questions About the Future of the Specialty [Editorial]

Asks, and proposes answers to, ten questions the author thinks will have bearing on the fate of the specialty.

May 2005 Issue
A New Identity for Family Physicians [Editorial]

By emphasizing the family physician's role as a caregiver for patients in underserved areas, we can strengthen our specialty.

Apr 2005 Issue
Encouraging News About Family Physician Recruitment [Feature]

The author, a physician recruiting consultant, outlines the decline in search asssignments for family physicians over the past several years and gives four reasons why he believes there will be a turnaround, including population growth and physician maldistribution.

Apr 2005 Issue
The Match and the Future of Family Medicine [Editor's Page]

Argues that the depressing Match results suggest the future of family medicine unless all of family medicine can get behind the FFM initiative.

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