Scope of practice

July/August 2014 Issue
Offering Oral Health Services in Your Office [Feature]

Health problems of the mouth can affect the whole patient, making primary care physicians a natural ally.

July/August 2014 Issue
The Shifting Role of the Primary Care Physician [The Last Word]

"A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world." -- Dr. Harvey Cushing

September/October 2013 Issue
Working With International Populations - Abroad or in Your Own Backyard [Feature]

Finding the right path to pursue international health care requires answering the right questions and choosing the right partners.

September/October 2013 Issue
Practical Realities of Doing Volunteer Medical Work in the Developing World [Feature]

International medicine offers challenges and rewards while working in a setting far removed from home.

January/February 2012 Issue
The State of Family Medicine [Feature]

The article provides an overview of the state of family medicine, including key metrics such as Match rates, compensation, hours worked and practice arrangement.

Nov-Dec 2008 Issue
Marcus Welby and the Medical Home [Opinion]

The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.

May 2008 Issue
Being All Things to All Patients [From The Editor]

You can do it all, or do some of it better.

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.

Jul-Aug 2005 Issue
Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role [Feature]

This article examines evidence that suggests family physicians are seeing fewer children in their practices and offers suggestions for reversing the trend.

Sep 2004 Issue
Starting Off on the Right Foot [Improving Patient Care]

The article describes an enrollment interview or family conference, which the author uses to introduce prospective patients to the practice and to lay the groundwork for a positive, long-term doctor-patient relationship.

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