Reinventing Family Medicine

Link: Editorial – April 2006 – Family Practice Management.

I knew I wasn’t crazy (or at least I hoped I wasn’t)!  This editorial spells out EXACTLY what I want family medicine to be.  I don’t want to compete with people to manage disease better, I’d much rather concentrate on keeping people healthy, emphasize families, work within communities.  Heck, I’d even be wiling to learn more practice management so that I could do all this.  This model works well WITHIN our current system (so we don’t have to wait for someone else to change the system for us) – gives new direction to residencies for more training in behvioral change, nutrition education and outpatient care.
THIS model invigorates me in a way that The Future of Family Medicine report did not.  I just wonder if I’ll be able to convince others…