Sneak peek!

Sneak peek!

The new year often brings new promises to yourself, but those promises often fall flat. We're here to change that! KCDPC is excited to host (along w/ several other awesome local healthcare providers) a 6-week program focusing on goal setting, nutrition, exercise, and...

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Let’s Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Let’s Get Drug Pricing Under Control

In a 24-hour news cycle that has been stoked by heated elections, partisan bickering and domestic terrorism, it can be hard to keep up with the latest daily dose of outrage. But here is one bit of news that should have attracted our attention much more than it did....

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Go Outside.

Go Outside.

There are a thousand reasons why we don’t go outside: no time.  Too many bugs. Too hot. Too cold. Too windy. It's boring. Whatever.  Toss those aside. Whether you like it or not, nature is our refuge, and it’s time we spent more time embracing it. We, as humans,...

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Fall Newsletter

doctor’s note As scientists, we measure what we do.  We create studies, evaluate variables, and try to figure out the best course of action.  Without objective points of reference, we can’t move forward and progress in a meaningful way. I treat my business no...

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My Rural & Urban Career

I have this undercurrent running through me where I'm somewhat concerned that I'll never grow up. I'm never going to get a real job. I won't hold still, establish a commute, put pictures up in a cubicle. And I'll never be able to hold down a job as a lifelong career....

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A Commentary on the Cost of Care in the US

(I published a shorter version of this last week; this is the full piece in all its glory!  As always, I love a good discussion, so please feel free to reach out with any discourse. -- Allison Edwards, MD) --- Last week was a big week: my colleagues and I came...

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The Cost of Medicine

The Cost of Medicine

I was presenting during morning rounds midway through my intern year, paused outside a patient’s room. We were in the corner of the 9th floor, and the Westward-facing windows opened up in front of me to the vast expanse of the Rockies.  The sun was starting its climb...

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The Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

The Vacuum of Freedom After Residency

The first time I was asked to provide a bio -- in this case, it was to appear on my residency's website -- I wasn't sure what to include. It was supposed to be short, not really an autobiography or memoir, and it was supposed to make our program look approachable,...

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Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter is hot off the presses! In this issue, we talk about the future of DPC, what to do about lobsters and pain, and share a few announcements.   Summer 2018 doctor’s note The annual meeting of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians happened...

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The Problem with Pain

I recently traveled to Maine.  It wasn’t my first visit, but it was the first time in Maine that I was fully committed to learning all things Maine: the bugs, the use of the word wicked, partaking in the traditional whoopie pie (dessert, not some sort of assault), and...

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