Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Choices Will Change the Way You Approach Childbirth

Mother and Baby in a Field

A century and a half ago, women had few options when it came to birthing. Pain management options were few. Most women had their babies at home, and they may or may not have had an experienced attendant to assist with the birth. In the years since then, childbirth practices have evolved and changed, in… Read more »

What Is a Family Doctor?

Mom with kid at the doctor.

In the fragmented world of healthcare, one thing remains constant: family doctors are dedicated to treating the whole person. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. The family doctor cares for patients of all genders and ages and advocates for the patient in a complex healthcare system. About one… Read more »

3 Common Misperceptions About Midwives

Mother With Baby Meeting With Health Visitor At Home

Happy Midwifery Week! This year, October 5 – 12 is the week we celebrate and recognize midwives for the work they do. In honor of National Midwifery Week, we’d like to give some information on what midwifery is and why you should consider a midwife as a care provider for your birth. So, just what… Read more »

3 Things Patients Should Never Do

doctor talking to young child and mother

When help is needed, who do you call? Your mom? Maybe you pose your question in a Facebook post or tweet? In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, it’s nice to know there are people you can rely on when you need help and guidance. “A family medicine doctor is one who does a little bit everything,”… Read more »