February 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 1
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Table of Contents
Why some left other jobs for medicine
BY SUZY FRISCH
What if ... you weren’t a doctor?
COMPILED BY THE EDITORS
One of every five new physicians is a D.O.— and their ranks are growing.
BY HOWARD BELL
A family tradition
Sons and daughters who followed their parents into medicine.
BY KATE LEDGER
From exam room to board room
Physicians are finding they need to learn about business and leadership in order to adapt to changing roles.
BY KIM KISER
See one, do one, teach many
Preceptors have become a precious commodity.
BY JEANNE METTNER
Treating Childhood Obesity
CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS
BY RUSS KUZEL, M.D., AND JESSICA LARSON, M.D.
What do you do with an M.D.?
An M.D. can be a ticket to more than pushing pills or removing appendices.
Charles R. Meyer, M.D., Editor in Chief
THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
Leap of faith
What I’ve learned by starting my own practice
BY NEIL SHAH, M.D.
How Hurricane Sandy influenced my career
BY DONALD O. MENYA, D.O.
The business of caring
We owe all of our patients respect and compassion, regardless of how they treat us.
BY JOHN BENSON, M.D.
How a student’s attempt to reach out to his deaf patient both failed and succeeded
BY DEREK LEROUX SMITH, M.D.
Just one more step
BY SHERRY-ANN BROWN, M.D., PH.D.