The Fantasy of Family Medicine


This was recently touted from the AAFP:

Family medicine draws more interest among medical students than any other specialty, according to survey data published recently by Medscape.

They go on to quote to AAFP President Wanda Filer, M.D., M.B.A., of York, Pa:

“When you go into family medicine, you have the opportunity to become the physician you wanted to be in medical school.”

Really, Wanda?  These students are dreaming of becoming data entry clerks?  Or maybe they wanted to churn through patients at seven minutes a visit?  Or how about being pawns in a system run by hospitals and insurers?

I had this fantasy, too, and it took me seventeen years to find it.  It’s called Direct Primary Care.

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