Stories In Family Medicine

Stories in family medicine    Welcome! These are our stories about the meaning of being a family physician, and the contributions of family medicine and family physicians to the history of medicine, health care and life in Canada. Supported by AMS and the CFPC Research and Education Foundation.

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A Rural Return

Wasko, Kevin; 2014. Eastend, Saskatchewan, a quaint and idyllic community nestled in a valley of rolling hills at the east end of the Cypress Hills of Southwest Saskatchewan, is...


    A Sin, A Crime, An Occupational Hazard

    Joshi, Sapna; 2015. The phone call came as I was going through my routine “condoms, condoms, condoms” talk for a patient who was busy swallowing azithromycin pills for chlamydia.


      A story from family medicine

      McIntosh, Kim; 2012. A story you say? One, two, three, thirty stories come to mind. My mother was just...


        A Story of Mrs. B. - Wouldn't a loved one have deserved better?

        Dubé, Nicholas; 2014. This is a story of Mrs. B., whom I was blessed to meet in a busy emergency department a few years ago as a...


          A story of pain, success and hope

          Phimister, Wayne; 2014. My story began in 4th year medical school when I opted to write my Clinical Medicine essay on Pain Management. I studied the Analgesic Ladder and wrote...


            A transformational journey

            Lee, Joseph; 2008. Classes had just started. Two days into the Master of Clinical Science in Family Medicine program I was already in a...


            A very sad case

            Edworthy, John; 2008. It was a routine day, a regular office. I picked up the chart and glanced at the nurses note which read "fever and cough". This was a young, healthy, 27...


              A Week in Wollaston

              Kapur, Ankit; 2015. My sleep was rudely awoke by a robotic voice screaking throughout the cabin of our small plane; “PULL UP, PULL UP, TERRAIN, TERRAIN”. As a medical resident, working in the north, my training had ingrained in me a reflex response to all sudden and shocking situations, and so I instinctually applied it; like a well-used mantra I repeated to myself, “Stay calm, assess the situation – whatever you don’t appear panicked”.


                A wish for my patient

                Lai, Joshua; 2012. Liz was a true frequent flier. At least, I was never surprised to see her sitting on the exam table, her…


                  About Not Being Fine

                  Wood, Lorraine; 2008. It wasn't even 6:30 am when the answering service called. "Dr. W, I have a Dr. J on the phone for you". It was a call I partly expected, but not...

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