Everlyn Perez, M.D. Everlyn Perez, M.D.

She was only 18 years old, but had been through trauma that most women will never understand. During a recent international elective in La Paz, Bolivia, I had the opportunity to visit Raquel in her home. At first glance, her room was not too different from any other teenager; the walls were covered by posters of boy bands and a small table was decorated with make up and jewelry.  

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Viviana Martinez-Bianchi Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP

I walk the hallways of the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and I am overcome by a sense of awe as I think of the historic significance of the place, the many global political decisions debated in its chambers and actions that have changed the course of the lives of entire populations.

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Preyanka Makadia, DOAs the end of residency draws near, I have been reflecting on the experiences and lessons I have learned over the past three years that I will carry throughout my career as a family physician. I expected residency to be challenging; I was expecting the long hours, the steep learning curve, and added responsibility of being the primary provider for patients.

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

Patient A is before me. He is in his late 80s, sharp as a tack and a delightful conversationalist. He lives in elderly housing and has just been discharged from the rehab center. He didn’t expect to be in my office “so soon” after returning home.

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Alexa Namba, DO Alexa Namba, DO

”Push! Push! You can do it! You’re so close! Breathe deep! Only one more push!“

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