My BHAG for Family Medicine

Jennifer Middleton

Posted 12/13/11 on The Singing Pen of Dr. Jen

[singing+pen.jpg]I have a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal).

I want people to hear “Family Medicine” and know that it refers to a medical specialty dedicated to providing relationship-based, patient-centered health care.

I want people to know that family docs take care of a lot of complicated, challenging diseases – and not usually in isolation. Our patients have high blood pressure, complications from type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, depression, chronic kidney disease, emphysema, anxiety, asthma, and coronary artery disease, to name a few; treating each of those conditions individually is nothing like treating them in relation to each other.

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