- To recognize and be responsible for the care of the full
range of medical problems, chronic and masked as well as acute
- To provide care for the patient over an extended period of
time by one physician so that a patients problems are
managed adequately through (a) the availability of care, (b) a
commitment to track patients problems and determine a
resolution, and (c) to anticipate health risks.
- To develop a sense of partnership, friendship, and commitment
to the patient, characterized by mutual personal investment,
sensitivity, honesty, trust and respect. The key to the
relationship would be the physicians sense of the
patients worth and dignity.
- To apply skills competently in all areas of medicine to
resolve the problems presented by a representative patient
- To place in highest priority the patients needs and
interests while recognizing and accepting ones own
strengths and limitations, to counsel patients with common sense
in a nonjudgmental manner, and to be sensitive to patients
beliefs and values so as to be a positive therapeutic influence.
- To recognize and define the patients problems from the
presenting complaint, the past history, and the family context to
verify and diagnose those problems and to select the most
- To implement appropriate management plans according to the
patients needs and to use all resources available to the
- To care for individuals using the data, resources, and trust
gained from looking after other family members at various stages
of their lives.
- To participate actively in the life of the community and
utilize the understanding and relationships that result from this
participation as resources for patient care.
- To improve the efficiency of service and the quality of care
by monitoring the way the practice functions through (a)
accessibility of service, (b) timely patient flow and good
medical records, (c) sound business management, and (d) effective
partner, faculty & staff interaction.
- To increase understanding of the importance of developing and maintaining a well balanced life that includes attention to oneself, family, and community; (b) to maintain a life style that allows time for recreation, relaxation, and wise nutrition; and (c) to develop and maintain empathic, objective, relationships with patients.