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Nicholas Pisacano Lecture

Dr. Loxterkamp has been invited to give the Nicholas Pisacano Memorial Keynote Address for the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) in Kansas City, MO on March 23rd, 2018. He will speak about the importance of culture in residency education and family practice. That...

Meaningful Measures in Primary Care (Starfield III)

I have been asked to attend Starfield III, an invitational conference that aims to establish a unified vision for a foundation of measurement for high-performing primary care – building upon work that is already done. It will be held October 4-6, 2017, in Washington, D.C....

Distracted Doctoring: Returning to Patient-Centered Care in the Digital Age

Chapter Six: Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine, in Distracted Doctoring: Returning to Patient-Centered Care in the Digital Age. Peter J. Papadakos and Stephen Bertman, Editors. Springer, Switzerland, 2017 "We live in a distracted society that impairs the doctor’s performance as much as anyone else’s....

Rx: The Quiet Revolution

Rx: The Quiet Revolution

Rx: The Quiet Revolution explores the intimate relationship between patients and the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals of every kind who care for them....

Letter from New England, British Medical Journal

Columnist for the British Medical Journal

David Loxterkamp, M.D. now writes for the "Observations" column in the British Medical Journal. Prior to this, he published a number of essays in the BMJ, most recently “Humanism in the Time of Metrics” (19 September 2013). His column is called “Letters from New England” and...

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First J. Lewis Signon, Jr. Senior Scholar for the ABFM.

David Loxterkamp, MD became the first J. Lewis Signon, Jr. Senior Scholar chosen by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Loxterkamp visited the home office in Lexington, KY for 2 weeks in early April, 2014. His focus was two-fold: to provide input to the specialty-wide...

BCTV Interviews Dr. Loxterkamp

Ned Lightner of BCTV interviewed doctor Loxterkamp about his new book What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care. What Dr. Loxterkamp continues to discover and affirm lies at the heart of primary care: that patients need a doctor who offers them...

Book Signing At Left Bank Book: Sat. March 30th, 7 pm

On Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 pm (Belfast, ME) David Loxterkamp, MD, co-founder of Seaport Family Practice and a primary care doctor in Belfast for nearly 30 years, will be honored at a book signing party on Saturday evening, March 30, at 7:00 pm at Left...

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University of Michigan Press (Press Release)

Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers who are now Medicare-eligible and entering the most health care–intensive period...

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What Matters in Medicine (2013)

My first book was published in 1997 by the University Press of New England. A Measure of My Days: the Journal of a Country Doctor was soon followed by over forty essays for professional and lay journals (a sampling of these has been provided). And...

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What Matters in Medicine | an audio slideshow

  My job has continued to change and unfold. It is now even less like that of my father, a GP, or Dr. Ceriani, who was the subject of the first LIFE Magazine photoessay. But it is no less satisfying, nor taxing, nor heroic. What makes a...

What Makes A Good Doctor?
(Life Magazine Article)

The cover of the June, 1998, issue of LIFE Magazine showed the picture of a doctor delivering a baby. The title asked, “What makes a good doctor?” Inside, LIFE answered that question by looking at one rural family practice in Maine. But Journalist Claudia Dowling...

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A Country Doctor
(ABC Nightline)

The story of a country doctor in Belfast, Maine. This is a short excerpt from a documentary produced for ABC NIGHTLINE. Dr. David Loxterkamp is a family doctor in the small town of Belfast, Maine. He is a doctor for all of his community, from delivering...

A Measure of My Day by Dr. Loxterkamp

A Measure Of My Days (1997)

David Loxterkamp, a family physician describes the universal struggle with adversity & discovers strength through work, faith, community, & love. This is the story of one year in the life of a family physician in Belfast, Maine, and his connections not just to that community but...

Family Doctor – Photo Gallery

Family doctors see the world through a different lens. A series of photographs from LIFE Magazine, June 1998. The photographer is Lynn Johnson (See Website) Lynn Johnson is known for her sensitive work in both color and black & white.  She has produced photoessays for magazines...