Category Archive: primary care

A physician’s experience with local mission work

In December of 2011, I made a career move that changed my life. My life as a surgeon was getting stale. Doing the same old thing for two decades was getting old, and I was looking for something to breathe new life into my surgical practice. I decided t…

In honor of Black History Month: Thank you to all the doctors breaking boundaries

In honor of Black History Month, I wrote this article to say thank you to all the wonderful black doctors breaking boundaries and exploring careers that would have been unattainable to black people in late 1800 and even early 1900 America. To all the b…

Why direct primary care is the future

I recently wrote about my new type 1 diabetes diagnosis, the quest for affordable meds and supplies, and the subsequent financial savings found through transparent pricing outside of my insurance plan. I summarized that health care “coverage&#822…

The Hufflepuff of medicine

Recently, my mother waited for over an hour for what turned out to be a 5-minute visit with her primary care doctor. Her doctor seemed rushed and stressed, her questions perfunctory, the management plan hurried. And then she was gone. “It’s like she di…

The Hufflepuff of medicine

Recently, my mother waited for over an hour for what turned out to be a 5-minute visit with her primary care doctor. Her doctor seemed rushed and stressed, her questions perfunctory, the management plan hurried. And then she was gone. “It’s like she di…

Heart of a doctor. Mind of a doctor. Soul of a giver.

Calling. I am awakened by the loud, screeching sound of my pager. I feel my heart race. I look at the clock. It is 3:07 a.m. It’s cold in the room. I am shivering. I stand up quickly, instinctively. I feel the soreness of my feet for a brief moment, bu…

How serving LGBTQ patients teaches valuable lessons on patient experience and the practice of medicine

As clinicians, our medical training teaches us to categorize and diagnose. But caring for people can sometimes be gray – it’s not always black or white. In 2017, my colleague Dr. Kyle Christiason launched our health system’s first clinic dedicated to p…

How serving LGBTQ patients teaches valuable lessons on patient experience and the practice of medicine

As clinicians, our medical training teaches us to categorize and diagnose. But caring for people can sometimes be gray – it’s not always black or white. In 2017, my colleague Dr. Kyle Christiason launched our health system’s first clinic dedicated to p…

How serving LGBTQ patients teaches valuable lessons on patient experience and the practice of medicine

As clinicians, our medical training teaches us to categorize and diagnose. But caring for people can sometimes be gray – it’s not always black or white. In 2017, my colleague Dr. Kyle Christiason launched our health system’s first clinic dedicated to p…

How serving LGBTQ patients teaches valuable lessons on patient experience and the practice of medicine

As clinicians, our medical training teaches us to categorize and diagnose. But caring for people can sometimes be gray – it’s not always black or white. In 2017, my colleague Dr. Kyle Christiason launched our health system’s first clinic dedicated to p…

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