Category Archives: Advise Humorous

Salad Spinner

First, let me preface this post by giving full disclosure:  cooking is not my strongest suit.  I pretty much stink at it.  One of my friends from high school and one that I’ve kept in touch with on Facebook recommended … Continue reading

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Singing Mammo-gram

I had my first mammogram today and you know what? It wasn’t bad at all. How many hundreds of mammograms have I ordered over the years?  How many times have I reassured women, it isn’t that bad, without really knowing … Continue reading

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Those who can, should teach.

I love having students.  I’ve had all kinds.  High schoolers considering a career in medicine.  Premed students applying for medical school.  PA students.  Medical students on a family medicine rotation. My partner recently asked me if I get paid to … Continue reading

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Use the Damn Q-Tip

Just not inside your ear canal. When did Q tips become the enemy of the medical professional? Never let them use the Q tips in their ears.  It was a cryptic message.  NEVER.  In the ears.  That was day one … Continue reading

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So you want to be a doctor?

Are you f^cking crazy?  Ha, ha I’m just kidding. No really, do you belong in a mental institution?  Yeah, that’s a joke, too.  My sense of humor takes some getting used to. If you like being berated, abused, overworked, under … Continue reading

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I’m No Nutrition-ista

Listen.  I know what I do for a living.  I know the expectations of others when they see me in the office, at church, at the grocery store and in the liquor store (just kidding, I never go to the … Continue reading

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Running Etiquette

Why Run? I like to run.  I haven’t blogged about it much, because I’m annoyed with running right now.  My last race (before today) was a half marathon.  It was great, I felt great until afterwards when my left hip … Continue reading

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The Truths of Aging

Youth-anasia There are certain truths that come with aging.  You don’t always realize them until you actually age.  Knowing them too soon is against the laws of nature.  You don’t want to ruin the mystique of getting older.  If you … Continue reading

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Your New Doctor: A User’s Guide

Congratulations! You have a new doctor! You will experience many years of meaningful interaction with them! They will give you great advice, discover things about you, and help you navigate through the scary parts of your life. Here is a … Continue reading

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Why Run?

I was never an athlete.  I once tried out for the Volleyball team in Middle School.  I got on the JV squad and during our first practice, I gloriously dove for a ball and wound up jamming my finger right … Continue reading

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