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Making progress in the Cradle of Liberty

To celebrate the launch of their PCP chapter, students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine joined forces with family medicine and pediatrics clubs to offer free physicals to local Boy Scouts so the Scouts could attend summer camp. Here's how they did it....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 18, 2014 10:43 am EDT

What makes a good primary care physician?

Through hundreds of interviews with physicians, the author examines the characteristics of a good primary care doctor.

By Stephen Schimpff, M.D.

As a general rule, primary care physicians like people....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 16, 2014 9:59 am EDT

Practicing primary care shouldn't have to be a sacrifice

Many members of the PCP community attended the Direct Primary Care Summit in Arlington, VA, this summer. We're sharing some of their perspectives here.

By Diana Huang

Like many students, I applied to medical school...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 11, 2014 10:58 am EDT

Nurturing the next generation of diverse family physicians

As both the number of insured people in the U.S. and the diversity of our population grow rapidly, family physian Kenny Lin points to the need for a physician workforce that reflects that diversity....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 9, 2014 11:36 am EDT

Hope springs eternal in primary care

Today's post comes from our collaboration with Medstro, who is hosting the 2014 Primary Care Challenge live event co-sponsored by PCP. Like PCP, Medstro values clinical innovation in primary care. So we suggested...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 4, 2014 11:26 am EDT

Nurse practitioner puts herself in her patients' shoes

Putting off her own routine preventive care, this nurse practitioner realized that follow-through isn't easy for patients. She tries to remember that during every patient visit.

By Katrin Moskowitz, N.P.

Before I started...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Sep 2, 2014 1:39 pm EDT
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Thanks for the kind words. Kylia, yes it is important for physicians to "take care of themselves." You can't do your j...
Thank you so much for this post! What struck me the most was the concept that most of what one needs to know about being a...
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