As a primary care doctor I typically see 20-25 patients a day in my private practice. My community is gearing up for changes and is planning measures to integrate the many private practices locally. I was asked to serve on a committee evaluating software solutions to connect the disparate electronic medical records in the community, and had several hours of meetings at the hospital at the beginning of the week. ...

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Dear future practicing physician, Choose primary care.  I know all around you there are pressures to choose to become a specialist.  I remember those pressures well.  In medical school, one of my favorite mentors was predicting that after I got a taste of primary care, I would “come crawling back” to him.  I still chuckle about that conversation to this day.  In residency, I remember several seminars for us built ...

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As a primary care physician in private practice, I have my own little taste of celebrity. Every day attractive people come to my office seeking time to speak with me and collect my autograph.  They fawn over my partners and I, and bring us food for lunch, and will invite us to the nicest restaurants in town for dinner.   These people also used to bring gifts, until they were barred from ...

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