Congratulations! You are an amazing group of young men and women. In college, medical school and residency your dedication and discipline, but most of all your idealism helped you to persevere and conquer some difficult challenges. In college your friends studying philosophy and literature and history wondered how you had the endurance to study biochemistry and organic chemistry and calculus. Not to mention the Krebs Citric Acid Cycle. You studied hard ...

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It’s common knowledge that fewer medical students are entering primary care and that patients are having a hard time finding a primary care doctor. Part of the reason is that insurance companies place little value on much of the work that primary care doctors do. Even though physicians’ complaints are seen in the medical and lay media, it is rare to see descriptions of a primary care physician’s “typical day” in ...

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