Houston Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2006 http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/health/4296294 Dr. Barbara Thompson, chair of family medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, says the focus on patients goes beyond competition. Noting a return to house calls by some family-medicine doctors, she says today's breed of young physicians is more altruistic, that they're "overwhelmed by the need out there, by the lack of insurance." Pompeyo Chavez, UTMB's family-medicine chief resident, understands the access and financial issues that can make it difficult for some people to get to a clinic. "We need to get back to our roots," said Chavez, 29, who was born and educated in Peru, where house calls are common. "Continuity of care is something doctors need to provide."