Category Archives: Healthcare Today

Miss Spelled

My son once asked me what was the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to me in my entire life.  I gave my answer careful consideration and remembered pretty quickly that time I fell out of my chair during a … Continue reading

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Corporations are Doctors, Too

This blogpost first appeared on new*normal*gal.  This is a great blog about newnormalgal’s journey with breast cancer.  She’s funny and sassy and honest.  While convalescing from surgery, she asked me to fill in for her and this is what I came … Continue reading

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Thy Rod and Thy Staff

Sometimes, before I walk into a room with certain patients, I take a deep cleansing breath and whisper, Lord, give me strength.  I just know what’s waiting for me on the other side.  History repeats itself over and over.  I … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

I believe that it is only through sacrifice that we truly find our purpose.  The purpose in all of our lives is to help another without reciprocation.  We don’t get anything in return except a feeling of great accomplishment and … Continue reading

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Turning the Tables

I wouldn’t say that I’m a super Christian, but I dabble.  I know some stuff.  I believe.  I’ve read The Book.  My favorite story in the Bible probably wouldn’t be the favorite of most people.  My favorite story is when … Continue reading

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Tragic Backstory

If you are lucky, you have one.  If you are lucky, the universe dealt you a shitty hand and you persevered.   You overcame.  You are a better human now.  Don’t harbor resentment.  Being in the shit -is the shit. … Continue reading

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Carnival

  Have you ever noticed that the games at the carnival are rigged?  You play them anyway.  There’s always the chance that you’ll beat the odds.  You’ll be the one walking around with that giant panda bear and the crowds … 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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Flawed

I don’t always do the right thing.  I don’t always figure it out.  That’s the worst part of this job.  The not being perfect part because not being perfect means I’m flawed and flawed people make mistakes and my mistakes … Continue reading

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