A family medicine intern reflects on his first weeks in residency and the many simple and sometimes unexpected ways family physicians show their patients that they care.
By Cleveland Piggott, MD
I chose to be a primary care physician for many reasons. The mix of prevention and acute care, the broad scope of practice, and the variety of patients are just a few. But the main reason is my love of caring for others. I was reminded of that recently during a conversation with a patient at the hospital.
“I’ll never forget the look in your eyes. You wanted to help but just didn’t know how,” my patient told me.