So it's no surprise that I picked up a copy of the USA Today two days ago and found an article entitled "Doctors find ways to treat uninsured patients", which is nice considering the bad press that some of our specialty colleagues have garnered recently. But if you take time to read the article, it's not about cardiologists & gastroenterologists (all of whom we need) but rather about family physicians stepping up to the plate and helping their patients get the care that they need regardless of their ability to pay. That's why I'm proud to stand up and say that I'm a family physician. And I'm damn proud of my AAFP colleagues.
Just in case you know someone who needs medical care but can't afford it, take a look at the "Low Cost Medical/Dental/Pharmacy Options" tab at the top of this page.