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The direct primary care movement: Our generation's "1969 moment"?

Many members of the PCP community recently attended the Direct Primary Care Summit in Arlington, VA. We'll be sharing their perspectives here over the coming weeks. Today a family medicine faculty physician weighs in. 

By James Breen,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jul 22, 2014 10:43 am EDT

Most headaches aren't brain tumors

Jessie Gruman, founder of the Center for Advancing Health, died Monday. Her mission at the center for 20 years was to increase patients' engagement in their own health care.  She encouraged this engagement...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jul 17, 2014 11:02 am EDT

Extending the mission: Family medicine and global health

Practicing low-resource family medicine in developing countries revitalizes this family doc's love of his specialty. He encourages other family docs and trainees to take part in international medical trips because of their close alignment with the scope and values of family medicine....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jul 15, 2014 9:47 am EDT

Communication is key to high functioning health care system

In his third post for Progress Notes, Dr. Selinger explains that good communication -- which is the key to a high functioning health care system -- extends far beyond just doctor and patient and must be maintained across all touch points in the health care system....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jul 10, 2014 12:36 pm EDT

Why Medical Students Aren't Choosing Primary Care (and Why They Should)

By Matthew Mintz, M.D.

Most articles about why medical students don’t choose primary care will say that a career in primary care simply won’t pay off the enormous...
Posted by Catherine Rizos in Progress Notes Jul 8, 2014 9:55 am EDT

Social Histories: A storytelling event

In today's Progress Notes, leaders of PCP's UCSF chapter write about the storytelling event they held last month. What if every PCP chapter hosted an event like this?

By Anna Chodos, M.D. (top L); Nathan Cade (top R); Brittany Sprigg...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jul 3, 2014 10:19 am EDT
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Is Primary Care the New Black?


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Recent Comments

Stephanie, I share your optimism. Ideas that reinvigorate the sense of purpose behind a career in primary care, and...
Dr. Breen, I agree with you that this is our moment for the primary care movement. I talk to students and residents eve...
Dr. Mintz, thank you for your excellent post. I share your wish for the continued existence of various approaches to...
Dr. Ryan, your piece is so inspiring. This makes me think it is possible to act local, act global. Thanks for sharing!...
Thank you for your article, Andrew. I couldn't agree with you more. During my time at the Southcentral Foundation, I...