I just read this blog post comparing life in a standard medical practice (is that like the Standard American Diet?) with life in DPC.
It has a nice compelling opening:
It Was the Best of Times, It’s Become Much Worse of Times…The knot in Holly’s stomach wakes her at 5am. She can’t shake the feeling that she forgot something really important yesterday.
And a satisfying ending:
She steps out of the exam room to share a brilliant idea with her medical assistant:
“Would you teach Rose to ride the bus home, riding it all the way with her, and then take an Uber back to the office?”
My first thought is who here is Rose’s doctor. I love the idea of teaching a willing patient to use the bus! Most of my patients are already pretty public transit-savvy but what a great use of an MA’s time!
Beyond that, I think many of us can relate to the stark contrast to life before and after DPC. My son describes it to his little sister as, “Before, Mom left when we got up and got home to put us to bed. Now, Mom has every meal with us.”
And, as described in the story, I regularly address the social, economic, interpersonal, and trauma-related variables that affect my patient.
What did you all think of the article?