Close-Ups focus on the personal side of medicine. A patient's story, told in his or her own words, is accompanied by commentary from the patient's physician and resources to help physicians and patients. The goal is to keep the focus on the person, not just the illness, and the nuances of the doctor-patient relationship.
Related AFP Community Blog: Farewell to Close-ups.

Dec 1, 2019 Issue
A Devoted Couple
Life-long devotion and a mind-body mortality link between spouses.

Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Protecting Patients from Elder Abuse Scams
Protecting patients from elder abuse scams.

Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Treating Hepatitis C in the Family Medicine Office
Patient story about being diagnosed with hepatitis C and successful treatment by family doctor.

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
My Kidney Donation: Unexpected Twists
An altruistic kidney donation and an unexpected nephrectomy.

Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Will a Feeding Tube Help? Deciding for a Father at the End of Life
Making caring, difficult choices on behalf of loved ones at the end of life.

Feb 1, 2019 Issue
The Cough that Would Not Quit
Hesitancy about vaccinations and the dangers this presents.

Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Faith in Subtraction: Deprescribing in Older Patient Facilitates Needed Surgery
Having faith and an open mind, even in the face of major health problems, can go a long way in helping patients reach their goals.

Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Aging Well: Poetry Can Help
Poems written by a 102-year-old living independently.

Aug 1, 2018 Issue
Can My Primary Care Doctor Treat My Cancer?
The primary care physician's role in cancer treatment.

Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression
Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.

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