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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 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.
New research suggests that the care of children has become less central to family medicine than it used to be, and some family physicians want to reverse 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.
When faced with a privileging conflict, don’t panic. Follow these tips for a well-fought battle.