20 March 2019

“General practice has changed a lot in recent years”

What’s the best thing about being a general practitioner? “Having direct and often long-term contact with people”, agree Frans and Kay Len Macco. “We want to fully understand what’s going on with someone. That’s why we like to take a broad view and consider not only the patient or the symptom, but the whole context.” Father and daughter Macco both studied medicine and trained to be GPs at Maastricht University – he in the 1980s, she recently. Since 2017, they have been running a general practice together with 2,100 patients in Susteren, Limburg.

By: Graziella Runchina (text), Arjen Schmitz (photography)