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Profiles of family physicians in their own words

Fam Pract Manag. 2008;15(9):45

12 years in practice

University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine

Madison, Wisc.

9 faculty physicians in residency clinic group

Why did you choose family medicine?

Being involved with the entire family unit, from newborns to grandparents, is very satisfying.

What have you done to keep your work interesting?

I love academic family medicine. I practice part time, teach part time and have some time for scholarship. For me, the scholarship time involves thinking and writing about my practice of medicine, which I really appreciate.

What is the greatest challenge you face in your practice?

Being able to provide patient-centered care in limited time.

What's the kindest thing a patient has ever said to you?

That I made a difference in her life.

What do you like to do when you're not working?

I have two boys, so I spend a lot of time going to their sporting events. My husband and I love to travel, and I also cook, knit and do yoga.

Where did you spend your last vacation?

San Francisco.

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