In addition to my work at "the big house" as Medical Director for Hospital Informatics, I work in a 3 – person (two FTE) family medicine office. We do obstetrics and geriatrics and of course everything in-between. It;s a new practice. We've been open just over 18 months now, and we've had our share of pathology recently.
Cancer is a horrible, sneaky, scary disease that reminds us of our inability to "fix" everything. As Marian Stuart reminds us, we don't have to. By supporting our patients and their families, we can still be good physicians — even though we can't always make people better all of the time.