A better approach to primary care is imperative for improving the delivery of health services to our nation’s population. As a family medicine resident, I see the need first hand in the mountains of East Tennessee.
It’s 11:30pm on a Sunday night when the medical student and I receive the ER call.
“A thirty-two-year-old diabetic male with uncontrolled sugars and right arm cellulites, I think he needs admission.”
When I reach the ER, …