Category Archives: Healthcare Today

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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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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Doc-cupation

How many times over the years have I thought about doing something else?  I don’t know, maybe a hundred times.  A thousand.  Usually it’s when I feel overwhelmed.  Too many patients.  Too much time away from home.  Too many phone … Continue reading

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