I'm writing several posts examining my decision to give up primary care and become a hospitalist. We need primary care doctors! The purpose of this series is not to discourage anyone from entering primary care, but to examine expectations and to problem-solve ways to get doctors back into the offices.
- The Dream of Family Practice: why I decided to be a family doctor, including the central role of primary care.
- The Reality: what primary care was like in Rural, and why I decided to give it up.
- The Road Ahead: what needs to change for me to re-enter primary care.
- Suggestions for young doctors considering primary care