What is a family physician?
Lots of misunderstandings about this.
Like most days, I helped some of my patients understand what it is that I do for a living.
If my patients don't know … I'd be surprised if my colleagues do. My colleagues in Orthpaedics, Ob-GYN, internal medicine, pulmonology, gastroenterology, hematology, etc.
Why don't they know? Because many of them never took a family medicine rotation in medical school.
To parents of my very young patients, they are surprised to learn that I care for adults.
To my pregnant patients … they are surprised to learn that I care for men.
For my "old-man-with-diabetes-and-high-blood-pressure" patients .. they are surprised to learn that I deliver babies.
… and everyone in-between.