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Monday, March 21, 2011


What does it mean to be a physician? Why did you go to medical school in the first place? Do you remember that patient encounter that brought it all home to you? The patient you think of when times are tough? We’ve begun to collect and publish these “physician moments” in a series of videos on our website and on YouTube. The power in these stories will help lawmakers and the public understand the problems in medicine today and how we hope to solve them. Watch Fort Worth pediatrician Gary Floyd, MD, tell a story only a physician can tell: what it means to be someone's doctor, the trusting relationship between physician and patient. Watch Kimberly Avillas Edwards, MD, talk about diagnosing a child with cancer. Watch Adrian Billings, MD, discuss what it means to be a family physician in small-town Texas. Share these videos with your friends and colleagues through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Better yet, tell your story to a video camera. We don’t care if it’s your cell phone, or a flip camera, or a full-featured video recorder. Just “get it down on film” and send it our way.

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