Family Docs Speak: A Day in the Life

What is a typical day for you?

As a primary care physician, you’ve probably never had a “typical day” at the office. Every day is different and each patient is unique. But what is an average day like for a family physician?

There are those day-to-day activities that family doctors are all too familiar with. From filling out prescriptions and checking faxes to handling walk-ins and making hospital rounds, the day barely leaves enough time for you to finish your morning cup of coffee. But for family physicians, it’s all in a day’s work.

In the midst of managing administrative duties and seeing dozens of patients with varying ailments, a typical day for a family doc can involve a lot of diversity, and for some, a little bit of fun.

While long hours in the doctor’s office can seem monotonous, for these family physicians, they couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Be sure to come back next month when we highlight what some of the daily challenges are for a family physician in: Family Docs Speak: Challenges



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