As we celebrate Black History Month this month and prepare to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect on my experience as a woman of color.Read More
By Donna Tuccero, M.D.
Medicine is an amazing profession. Every day I use my mind to its fullest. Although I have been practicing my craft for almost 30 years now, it seems like not a day goes by that I don’t see something new. Sometimes I learn a recently discovered fact about a disease process. Other times a research study presents an improved approach to treating that disease in our patients. I appreciate this growth in myself and in my profession.Read More
We, the people: About the Village
By Sam Fam, DO
A career in family medicine means you often have to think outside the box that is created by the traditional clinical encounter. When a patient steps into my clinic room, their chief complaint is laced with social, emotional and historical undertones.Read More
By Joyce Copeland, MD
It is traditional for everyone to anticipate the new year with resolutions or to deliberately ignore the process (that would be me), though I do try to honor my heritage with greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
The upcoming year promises to be challenging to say the least. We already have the specter of coding on steroids, metrics run amuck and formularies changing at the slightest whim. So, I decided to reflect on lessons learned or reinforced in 2016.Read More
Moving toward a radical medicine: on bringing international experiences home
By Mansi Shah, MD
The first time I walked into a supermarket in Iganga, Uganda, the man behind the counter immediately started speaking to me in Hindi. I was in Uganda for two months with the Uganda Village Project, working on public health interventions with other young people.Read More