The VAFP’s Faces of Family Medicine program is designed to highlight a wide range of themes that relate to the education, training and clinical practice of Family Physicians. The concept is structured around the creation of a series of recorded video segments moderated by our student and resident members. This new initiative is part of the VAFP’s ongoing efforts to enlighten medical students about the specialty of Family Medicine and to support FM Residents in their training and future career goals. Please note the topics of each segment and the video links below.
If you are interested in highlighting a unique experience in your practice setting, please contact Kristi Reynolds at the VAFP.
Kenneth Qiu, MD – Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program interviewing John Brady, MD
John Brady, MD, family physician with Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group in Newport News, shares insights into his leadership in both state and national family medicine organizations. Listen to the ways he got involved and his encouragement of others to get involved as well. As best said, “A collection of us (family physicians) is the best way to make the specialty of family medicine better and better.”
Logan Haley OMS-II – Liberty University interviewing Andrew Anderson, DO
This segment featuring Dr. Andrew Anderson of Lynchburg, VA includes his path into family medicine and specifically the Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice model. Dr. Anderson provides background on the DPC model of care, the impacts of the COVID -19 pandemic on his practice including the transition into telemedicine and his thoughts on the future of family medicine.
Taelim Kim – University of Virginia School of Medicine interviewing Phyllis Montellese, MD
This segment features a casual conversation with recently retired family physician Dr. Phyllis Montellese. Dr. Montellese reflects on her over 40 years in practice and most recently on her work in a rural practice outside Charlottesville, VA. She talks of her experiences in multiple practice settings, the importance she places on the physician patient relationship and the challenges on her clinic as well as the patients during the transition to telemedicine during the Covid-19 pandemic.
DISCLAIMER: The FACES of Family Medicine is a project of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. The opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not reflect the views of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians.
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