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A Nation in Crisis: Is This the Wake-Up Call Needed to Change Healthcare and Improve Health?

By Amy Zacharias, MD - The pandemic spreading across our nation has brought many challenges and devastation to our country. Even though much is still unknown about COVID-19, it is known that many of those more severely affected by the disease have had pre-existing conditions including overweight/obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and [...]

2020-09-09T15:44:33-05:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Black Privilege?

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - Privilege is an advantage that is unearned, exclusive, and socially conferred. White privilege is deep-seated power irrespective of income, class, and effort. Therefore, how might one explain the inherent power of Black people? Recent events of the heinous murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and [...]

2020-07-10T13:47:08-05:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Where’s My Tribe?

By Meredith Lagouros, DO - Anyone that has been through the medical gauntlet—college, medical school, residency, and then that final test: employment—understands that finding your tribe is crucial to your success. When I say “tribe,” I mean that special group of people whom you find along the way and [...]

2020-03-06T16:53:08-06:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Returning to Residency

By Laura Smith, MD - "Then why did you leave your rural practice?"This has been a common question in the past two-and-a-half years since I transitioned from working in a rural health clinic to being full-time residency faculty. Students, residents, and peers have asked this question after hearing me extol [...]

2020-02-05T16:09:09-06:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Treating Addiction is a Radical Act of Love

By Melanie Andrews, MD - By way of introduction, it's important for you to know that I’m the hippie of the residency faculty. So with that said, I’m going to write about love. I’ve truly loved all aspects of family medicine, like deep-in-my-heart love, for quite a while now, so [...]

2019-12-19T14:17:02-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |
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