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Scope of practice
Health problems of the mouth can affect the whole patient, making primary care physicians a natural ally.
"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
Finding the right path to pursue international health care requires answering the right questions and choosing the right partners.
International medicine offers challenges and rewards while working in a setting far removed from home.
The article provides an overview of the state of family medicine, including key metrics such as Match rates, compensation, hours worked and practice arrangement.
The public has an idea of what a patient-centered medical home is, but they haven't yet identified it with us.
You can do it all, or do some of it better.
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.
This article examines evidence that suggests family physicians are seeing fewer children in their practices and offers suggestions for reversing the trend.
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.