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Be the Buoy

By Dominique Fons, MD - Ever since I started my teaching career, I have always felt that part of my role as an educator was to be a buoy in the rough and sometimes stormy sea of teaching middle schoolers. Now since becoming a physician educator, my role as a [...]

2021-04-07T15:24:53-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Thank You, Peoria

By Kari Beth Watts, DO - Waiting Children, they’re called: the thousands of orphans around the world who have a precondition that complicates their ability to be matched to an adoptive family. Perhaps they have Down syndrome, HIV, or a cleft lip and palate. Maybe it’s cerebral palsy or fetal [...]

2021-03-04T11:12:46-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

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|
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