In This Month's Issue
In this first issue of 2024, we highlight two articles by SGIM members for SGIM members related to intervisit care. Drs. Gleason and Kohlwes describe the threats that asynchronous care presents to primary care providers and the risk for burnout while highlighting the opportunity for SGIM members to lead efforts for change. Dr. Mulligan and colleagues explain their efforts to educate residents on intervisit care using specific curriculum topics and measuring residents’ perceptions and comfort levels pre and post intervention.
Associate Editor, Dr. Jackson utilizes the morning report series as an opportunity to highlight unique cases while mentoring trainees in the process. In the first case report, Drs. Hundman and Jackson describe a patient presenting with G6PD deficiency and concurrent Hepatitis B infection. Dr. Jackson and third year medical student Anna Conner present a case of emphysematous abscess in the prostate which can cause high mortality if not quickly diagnosed and treated. In their second case, Dr. Jackson and Ms. Conner highlight a case of blastoid cell mantle lymphoma as a reminder that not all forms of mantle cell lymphoma are indolent and may present in primary care clinics. Dr. Woodard shares her personal experience of patient stories and their impact in helping her understand “What matter most” to her patients. Dr. Linsky and Mr. Canter communicate the special value that occupational therapists add to the care of our older patients and how this expertise might offload work and time pressures from physicians.
Finally, SGIM leaders share their perspectives on two important topics. SGIM CEO Dr. Eric Bass along with Dr. Brita Roy and Ms. Francine Jetton describe the SGIM methodology for annual meeting site selection and the SGIM Meeting Site Selection Workgroups recommendation to host the 2025 annual meeting in Florida. SGIM President, Dr. Martha Gerrity reminds us that how SGIM members communicate with each other about the 2025 annual meeting matter. She reminds us that despite different viewpoints, effective communication can facilitate meaningful dialogue and lay the groundwork that can unite SGIM members and move us forward.