Contents tagged with responsibility

  • Protecting our most vulnerable

    Tags: responsibility, balkcom, abuse, children, president's letter

    By I. L. Balkcom IV, M.D.
    TAFP President 2012-2013

    Her name was not important. This little 6-year-old girl I had been called to examine in the emergency room now sat silently, flanked by her mother and mother’s boyfriend.

    I was in my third year of residency and was summoned to evaluate this patient who I’d been told had fallen in the bathtub at home. She had a large bruise around her left eye.