Family Medicine News & Views

Topic: Community Involvement

Health Equity Starts With Us

By Gauri K. Shevatekar, MBBS, MPH, CHES - With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as we witness its disproportionate impact on minority populations, the spotlight is back on the inequities in health and health outcomes. Undoubtedly, health equity is at the center of discussions, especially among the health care providers and [...]

2022-03-25T10:40:04-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

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: |

Alumni Chatter: Meredith Baumgartner

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - On this edition of Alumni Chatter, I caught up with Meredith Baumgartner, a fourth-year medical student, soon to be graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Meredith matched in to Family Medicine and will be starting her residency at the University [...]

2019-08-19T09:41:57-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

Alumni Chatter: Dr. Laura Smith

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - I had the privilege of interviewing alum and faculty member Dr. Laura Smith for this edition of Alumni Chatter: A native of Salem, Illinois and 2012 graduate of the UICOMP Family Medicine Residency Program at Methodist Medical Center (now UnityPoint Health), Laura Smith returned [...]

2019-05-17T15:12:15-05:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |

Serving Justice in Our Communities

By Kelvin Wynn, MD - The highly publicized police shootings of 15 young black men over the past two years troubles me. This issue, along with the increasing number of racially motivated hate crimes, has fueled the national conversation on race and highlighted the racial and social inequality that continues [...]

2019-08-19T08:56:13-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|Tags: |
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