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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: |

Maternity Care Crisis

By Craig Griebel, MD - I provide obstetrical care as part of my role as faculty member in the family medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP). Approximately 8% of family physicians provide obstetrical care, and this percentage has been declining over the years. Here [...]

2019-10-16T10:44:24-05:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Alumni Chatter: Dr. Keith Knepp

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - Healthcare has seen a significant change in its landscape, from technology and innovations to mergers, acquisitions, and competition. Effective leadership, particularly for healthcare organizations, is necessary to navigate this shifting landscape. In this edition of Alumni Chatter, I have an opportunity to talk to a [...]

2019-06-21T11:15:22-05:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|