In honor of the 50th anniversary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as to acknowledge October as Family Health Month, Dr. Lisa Belisle has written the following piece. The names are changed.
Lisa Belisle, M.D., is a family practice resident at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She is spending the month of October at Lincoln Family Medicine with Drs. Gold, Friedland, Soucy and Teel.
By Lisa M. Belisle, MD
Originally published October 30, 1997, Lincoln County Weekly
Cameron Thompson is a blue-eyed 2-year-old who cut his knee on a rock this morning at day care; Joe Evans is a retired plumber with long-standing diabetes and hypertension. Megan Wing is a newly pregnant 20-year-old who needs prenatal care. They all live in a coastal Maine town. Megan and Cameron are Joe’s grandchildren.