Gratitude in Time of Turmoil: The Vaccination for Dismay

By Jeffrey Leman, MD - Gratitude: an emotion that we have all experienced, but what is it? The word Gratitude is from the Latin Gratia (meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness); that is a good starting point. Definitions in the literature that are helpful include: “a thankful appreciation for what an [...]

2021-06-10T10:30:49-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

How Family Medicine Physicians Step Up in Times of Crisis

By Craig Griebel, MD - We recently held our Family Medicine Interest Group procedures workshop. Students (M-1s, M-2s and M-3s) rotate through several workstations to learn skills of procedures performed by family physicians. It was fun to host the students at the workshop. The energy of the students is [...]

2021-05-03T16:21:10-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

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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