Published Writing 1982-Present

Essays

  1. Effect of High School Students’ Knowledge of Child Development and Child Health on Approaches to Child Discipline. Ped. Vol. 6, No. 5: May 1982
  2. Fasting: The History, Pathophysiology & Complications. West J Med. No.137: Nov 1982
  3. Good and Proper Care: Reflections on the Calling of Family Practice. Fam Med: Aug 1989
  4. Being There: On the Place of the Family Physician. JABFP. Vol. 4, No. 5: Sept- Oct 1991
  5. A Confession. Humane Med. Vol. 8, No. 4: Oct 1992
  6. Last Call. JABFP. Vol. 5, No. 5: Sept-Oct 1992
  7. The Watch. JABFP. Vol. 6, No. 1: Jan-Feb 1993
  8. A Good Death is Hard to Find. JABFP. Vol. 6, No. 4: July-August 1993
  9. Pilgrim’s Progress: Toward a Future in Family Practice. JABFP. Vol. 7., No. 3: 1994
  10. Taking the Gravel. J. Family Practice. Vol. 39, No. 5: Nov 1994
  11. In the Midst of Death. Commonweal. Vol. 122, No. 15: Sep 8 1995
  12. The Long Run. DoubleTake. Vol. 2, No. 2: Spring 1996
  13. Card of Thanks. JABFP. Vol. 9, No. 5: Sept-Oct 1996
  14. Don’t Look Back (This Silence). Commonweal. Vol. 123, No. 18: Oct 25, 1996
  15. Hearing Voices: How Should Doctors Respond to their Calling? NEJM. Vol. 335, No. 26: Dec 26, 1996
  16. Doctors of the Church. America. Vol. 176, No. 12, April 12, 1997
  17. The Ambassador. America. Vol. 176, No. 19: May 31, 1997
  18. Final Witness (Bitter Ends). Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. November 9, 1997.
  19. Border Crossings. JABFP. Vol. 11, No. 6: Nov-Dec 1998
  20. Facing Our Morality: The Virtue of a Common Life. JAMA. Vol. 282, p. 923: Sept. 8, 1999
  21. Saving Fred: What Family Practice Means to Medicine. BMJ 2000; 321:1567-68
  22. Marchers in an Ashen Parade. Commonweal. February 23, 2001
  23. A Vow of Connectedness; Views on the Road to Beaver’s Farm. Family Medicine: April, 2001
  24. Sign of Jonah. Commonweal April 2001
  25. Just a Floor Above. Commonweal January 25, 2002
  26. The Road to Compostela. Commonweal February 17, 2004
  27. A Mutual Presence (Real Presence): Offering Ourselves in the Year of the Eucharist. Commonweal October 7, 2005
  28. Helping Them: Our Role in Recovery from Opioid Dependence. Annals of Family Medicine, April 2006
  29. Hope: What the Dying Need Most. Commonweal November 17, 2005
  30. Living Conditions. British Medical Journal. 2006;333:1323-1325
  31. Grace is Everywhere. Family Medicine. Vol. 39, No. 10, Nov-Dec 2007
  32. Changing Horses: The Price & Prudence of Practice Redesign. Annals of Family Medicine. Ann Fam Med Vol. 6, No. 2, March-April, 2008
  33. Living Conditions: The Art of Surviving a Life in Science. Reprinted in Family Medicine, February 2008. Vol. 40 No. 2, pp. 93-95.
  34. To the Bone: A Review of Created for Joy: A Christian View of Suffering by Sidney Callahan. Commonweal Magazine CXXXV No 4. Feb 29 2008
  35. A friend in need: Why friendship matters in medicine. BMJ 2008; 337:a258
  36. On the Headwaters of Family Medicine. BMJ 2008; 337:a2575 9 Dec 2008
  37. Five Easy Answers. Fam Med 2009; 41(3):210-2 Vol. 41, No. 3 March 2009
  38. A Change Will Do You Good. Ann Fam Med, 2009; 7:261-263 (May-June)
  39. Dream of Home Ownership. Ann Fam Med, 2009; 7:264-266 (May-June)
  40. Doctors’ Work: Eulogy for My Vocation. Ann Fam Med, 2009; 7:267-268 (May-June)
  41. The Old Duffers Club. Ann Fam Med, 2009; 7:269-272 (May-June)
  42. Transformation. Medicine |Iowa|, Spring (May) 2009
  43. Old Men and the Sea. JAMA, July 7, 2010, Vol. 304, No. 1 pp. 18-19
  44. Humanism in the Time of Metrics, 19 Sept 2013, 347:15539
  45. What Do You Expect from a Doctor? Six Habits for Healthier Patient Encounters. Ann Fam Med, Nov-Dec 2013; 574-76  Vol. 11, No. 6
  46. No Mission without the Marginalized: The Scope of Family Medicine. BMJ 2014;348:g1707 26 February 2014
  47. Getting Ahead of Staying Behind: Reflections on Scarcity. BMJ 2014;348:g2634 10 April 2014
  48. Life After Work: A Doctor’s Lonely Hearts Club. BMJ 2014;348:g3715 5 June 2014
  49. The Torch has Passed: G. Gayle Stephens. BMJ 2014;349:g3714 4 July 2014
  50. We Have Met the Enemy. BMJ 2014;349:g5324 1 September 2014
  51. Treating Stella: The Story Comes First. BMJ 2014;349:g5281 24 September 2014
  52. What a Doctor is Good For. BMJ 2014;349:g6894 19 November 2014
  53. Urgent Care is not Primary Care. An Inconvenient Truth: BMJ 2015;350;h1657 26 March 2015
  54. What Doctors Have in Common with Architects–part 1: A Manual Art. BMJ 2015;350:h1810 7 April 2015
  55. What Doctors Have in Common with Architects–part 2: The Common Good. BMJ 2015;350:h1823 9 April 2015
  56. Fishing Upstream: Health & the Social History. BMJ 2015;350:h2378 5 May 2015
  57. “Complicating Relationships:” The Water That Doctors Breathe. BMJ 2015;351:h41853 August 3, 2015
  58. The Time of Our Lives: A Perspective from the Keystone IV Conference J Am Board Fam Med July-August 2016 29:S28-S31; jabfm.2016.S1.150385
  59. Point/Counterpoint: Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Be Part of Every Family Physician’s Practice: Yes. Ann Fam Med July/August 2017 15:309-310
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