Family Medicine Rotation Recap

So this post is over a month late, so this is awkward. But better late than never, right?

When I started my family medicine rotation,  I wasn't 100% sure what it would entail.  

A typical day in an outpatient family medicine setting consists seeing patients in all age ranges from infants to elderly. Most of the patients we saw at my site were adults, however, and their appointments consisted of physical exams, screening tests, vaccinations, refilling medications, and continued management of existing conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. 

When practiced in an outpatient private practice setting, family medicine allows a physician to have a more flexible schedule and see patients at their own pace. There is also alot of repetition in the conditions you manage. I feel like at least 75% of the patients we saw had some type of chronic condition which got a little boring to me pretty quickly, but if you're they type of person who doesn't get bored easily then family medicine may be for you. 

Judy Oranika