I would love to spend a day with a family physician. How many patients will the doctor see? How many lab results will have to be analysed? Will the doctor have any disagreements with insurance companies? A doctor’s life fascinates me.

As I sit in the exam room, looking at blood pressure equipment and syringe trays, I wonder what challenges the doctor is facing on this particular day. After reading Tara Parker-Pope’s piece in the New York Times, I understand why doctors often run behind schedule:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-family-doctor/

After reading Dr. Timothy Malia’s blog, Dr. Malia Reckons, I have a greater appreciation of the role family physicians play in our community.

http://drmaliareckons.posterous.com/

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