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From the Editor

Commentary from FPM's medical editor.

November/December 2020 Issue
Patient Advocacy: Family Medicine's Founding Principle, and Still Its North Star

The pandemic and protests have underscored family physicians’ enduring role as a voice for patients in and out of the clinic.


September/October 2020 Issue
Racism in Health Care: Creating a More Equitable Health Care Experience

Imagine how it would feel to walk into a doctor’s office and see that everyone else looks different from you.


July/August 2020 Issue
Maintaining Patient Relationships in the Age of Hospitalists, Urgent Care, and a Pandemic

It was already difficult to get enough face-to-face time with patients before COVID-19 hit. Bonding with them now takes even more effort.


May/June 2020 Issue
Managing a Telephone Encounter: Five Tips for Effective Communication

Doctoring by phone is a skill I never thought I’d have to learn.


March/April 2020 Issue
On Baby Pictures and Empty Nests

Sharing life transitions is both a challenge and a joy of long-standing patient relationships.


January/February 2020 Issue
Goal-Setting Theory for the New Year

Research points to four factors that will help make your goals more effective.


January/February 2020 Issue
Thank You, FPM Peer Reviewers (2019)

We would like to thank the following peer reviewers for their valuable contributions to FPM during 2019.


November/December 2019 Issue
A Jury of One's Peers

FPM depends on readers like you to review submitted manuscripts and help us deliver useful, high-quality content.


September/October 2019 Issue
Keeping It Fresh

Variety in our daily work may be a way to improve care and satisfaction with practicing medicine.


July/August 2019 Issue
Introducing FPM's New Medical Editor

We welcome Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, to the FPM editorial team.


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