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Rio Grande River Valley at the Border

Border view of the Rio Grande Valley at Big Bend. The river snakes through the green and yellow foliage as it defines our border with Mexico. The mountains are majestic and the desert vast. The left side is the United States and the right is Mexico. It is great to share such impressive beauty with our neighbor. As a family physician, I have cared for many patients from both sides of the border. People are people no matter on which side of the border they were born. They all need to be treated with dignity and compassion.

—Richard Usatine, MD

Nikon D750 with Nikon wide angle lens 14 – 24 mm f/2.8.  May 2016.

October 2023  Vol. 55 No. 9


Pregnancy Care, the Family Medicine Way

Sarina Schrager, MD, MS


Fighting Fires and Battling the Clock: Advance Care Planning in Family Medicine Residency

Tavis Apramian, MD, PhD | Olivia Virag, BA | Erin Gallagher, MD | Michelle Howard, PhD

Providing Obstetric Care: Suggestions From Experienced Family Physicians

Melina K. Taylor, PhD, MPH | Tyler Barreto, MD, MPH | Jessica Taylor Goldstein, MD | Andrea Dotson, MD, MSPH | Aimee R. Eden, PhD, MPH

Comparing Practice Intentions and Patterns of Family Physicians in Canada

Monica Aggarwal, PhD | Alixandra Holtby, MA | Steve Slade, BA

Motivational Interviewing Education in North American Family Medicine Clerkships: A CERA Study

Denee J. Moore, MD | Melissa K. Bradner, MD, MSHA | Scott M. Strayer, MD, MPH | Sally A. Santen, PhD, MD | Cherie Edwards, PhD | Rashelle B. Hayes, PhD | Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE


Cross-Cultural Mentorship in Military Family Medicine: Defining the Problem

Lisa M. Harris, DO | Elyse Fiore Pierre, MD | Nofisat Almaroof, MD | Francesca M. Cimino, MD, MHPE

Impact of Set-Day Clinic on Physician Continuity in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Derek Hersch, MPH | Kristen Klemenhagen, PhD, MS | Casey Martin, MD | Bjorn Berg, PhD | Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH

The Impact of Tele-Education on Family Medicine Clerkship Students’ Learning Outcomes

Kendra Unger, MD | Kathleen Bors, MD | Jun Xiang, MS | Madison Lapp, MD | Jason Oreskovich, DO | Ashley Higinbotham, BS | Telista Snyder, BS | Heather Hanks, BS | Amie M. Ashcraft, PhD, MPH

Trends in Pediatric Primary Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunity to Address Adolescent Behavioral Health Through Telemedicine

Grace Hong, BA | Justin Less, BS | Bahar Masoudian, BS | Amy Cruz, BFA | Samantha Sifuentes, BS | Jileen Vue, BA | Ananya Yanamandra, BS | Amelia Sattler, MD | Steven Lin, MD


Why I Write Poetry

Corey Fogleman, MD

The Specialty of And

Corey Fogleman, MD

Joy Amongst Sorrow

Andrew Gerdes, MD


Poverty, by America

Elizabeth C. Halloran, PhD


Student Identity and Geography Matter for Specialty Choice in Family Medicine

Anamika Blomgren, BS | José E. Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP


Writing an Effective Letter of Reference and Avoiding Pitfalls

Melissa Stiles, MD | Valerie Gilchrist, MD | Sarina Schrager, MD, MS