Category Archives: Family Medicine

The Division of Family Medicine

Staff Spotlight: Linda Medlin

Name: Linda Medlin Position: Administrative Assistant Division in CFM: Family Medicine Time in this position: 28 years Years at Duke: 33 years What I do at work: I manage the provider clinic/call schedules. I also provide support to the Administrative Director as well as clerical support for the clinic. What I love about my job:… Read More »

Donna Tuccero: Treatment, understanding of diabetes expanded in past 50 years

By Donna Tuccero, M.D. Earlier this week a resident shared that she had lost a close family member to complications of diabetes. That family member was only in her mid-60’s – young given the fact this woman’s life expectancy was 81 years. My mind drifted back 50 years as I recalled my beloved “Nana” who… Read More »

Joyce Copeland: A family medicine physician’s scrapbook of memories

By Joyce Copeland, M.D. Dr. Everlyn Perez, first-year resident in the Duke Family Medicine Residency program, wrote a very moving essay last month about managing the grief that is part of the life of a physician. It is magnified with the very human tragedies we are witness to in the stories of our patients. As… Read More »

Resident Roundup: Where does all the grief go?

By Everlyn Perez, M.D.  Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place. — Sarah Dessen As physicians we are exposed to extraordinary pain and suffering. In the hospital setting we bear witness to debilitating injuries, incurable disease, and death. In an outpatient… Read More »