Monthly Archives: January 2016

An Open Letter to My Son

Son, you are seven years old and I couldn’t be more proud of you.  Yesterday, I watched you play a basketball game against a really tough team with older and bigger kids.  I saw something happen to you and it … Continue reading

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Nothing Rhymes with Zika

Nothing Rhymes with Zika, except for Eureka!  Which is totally inappropriate.  I am alluding to the Zika virus which has quickly infiltrated the media because of the devastating effects the virus has had on fetal cranial development.  What is it?  … Continue reading

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Pap Smears, Rectal Exams, and Other Dinner Conversation

I remember my first pap smear. Not the first one I had, but the first one I gave, likewise for my first rectal exam. Luckily, I haven’t had one of those yet. Medical schools hire actors to play the part … Continue reading

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Live Laugh Love: Bonnie’s Journey with EDS

Please welcome my childhood friend, Bonnie.  I have known Bonnie a long time and followed her as she struggled to find the answers to her complex medical issues.  She is one of the most positive and genuine people I know.  … Continue reading

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Unleaded

I keep seeing snippets of news reports about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. I haven’t stopped long enough to listen to what really happened, until now. The drinking water is contaminated with lead, children have been exposed, and the … Continue reading

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Just a Family Doctor

Whenever I meet someone new and the conversation naturally turns to what I do for a living, I cringe. I hesitate. I even consider for a split second about telling a lie. It’s not that I am not proud of … Continue reading

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The Mom Phenomenon

I grew up in a relatively quiet home. I was an only child and I kept to myself mostly. I liked my own company and rarely got into trouble because when you don’t have any siblings, there are very few … Continue reading

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