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Med student pushes for health disparities training

Based on her own family history, this medical student knows that future physicians need training in health disparities and social determinants of health.

By Tehreem Rehman

When I was growing up, my mother often recounted the...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 17, 2014 10:05 am EDT

Med student urges legislators to support innovative models of care

Seeing firsthand the ways in which primary care and the health care system in general don't work for many of the neediest patients, this med student urges Minnesota legislators to support innovative models of care that will serve patients better and attract more students....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 15, 2014 11:27 am EDT

For many patients, the best treatment would be time

In an all-too-common patient story that will frustrate any patient or doc who's been there, regular contributor Stephen Schimpff explains what's wrong with primary care through one patient case.

By Stephen Schimpff,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 10, 2014 1:59 pm EDT

HIPAA does not preclude Hippocratic Oath

In response to a patient case described in a New York Times blog, this family doc explains why listening to all members of a patient's family isn't a violation of privacy and should be the standard of care.

By Jack Westfall,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 8, 2014 11:08 am EDT

Family doc proves nay-sayers wrong, opens unconventional practice

When he told friends and family he wanted to be a family doc, they told him he was crazy. So he proved them wrong and set up a practice that defied all the stereotypes.

By Chad Krisel, M.D.

I went to ...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 3, 2014 10:18 am EDT

Health coach says never quit on patients

Even when it seemed he didn't want her help, this health coach never gave up on her patient, and her tenacity made all the difference.

By C. Leigh Goldsmith...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 1, 2014 12:37 pm EDT
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Stephen, thanks for sharing this post! I completely agree. Seeing family members have struggles similar to Monica...
Thanks so much for your reflections, Dr. Westfall! I love the way you put it: "But that is what physicians are called t...
Hugo - Thanks for your piece. As someone who got to be a part of the 2nd cohort of medical students going through the Lon...
It is so very difficult to balance personal interests, professional goals, and personal life all in one decision! T...