Category Archives: Healthcare Today

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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Brain-Eating Amoebas

I live in an area where “Lake Life” is a thing.  I don’t really get it.  You see, I grew up with the ocean practically in my backyard, a mere bike ride away.  The ocean dwarfs any other body of … Continue reading

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Doctorsplaining

Doctor-splain-ing (verb)         The way a doctor explains medical issues to a patient in a manner that is considered condescending or patronizing Doctor:  Ms. Doe, you have diabetes.  What that means is that you have too much sugar … Continue reading

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Male-ennium

My partner and I had a meeting yesterday -with the CEO of the hospital.  He came to our office, had lunch catered, and just wanted to shoot the shit.  Of course there were ulterior motives.  I’ve been in this area … Continue reading

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Doc-umentation

She sends me messages all the time.  Snarky.  Accusatory.  Judgmental.  Always in the middle of my busy day.  Sometimes the messages come all at once, sometimes spaced out just enough to make me think she’s gone for good.  I’ve slowly … Continue reading

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10 Minutes Late

I can’t stand being late.  It’s a character flaw or a control issue, I’m not sure which, but I hate being late.  It causes me unbelievable angst.  I have a reoccurring dream/nightmare to prove it.  It takes the “being late” … Continue reading

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St-role Model

I haven’t been running consistently in months.  Maybe a 5K here and there.  Which sounds kind of odd when you are a non-runner.  Who can just go run a 5K?  Isn’t there preparation, training, effort?  Not when you’ve been doing … Continue reading

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The Pain of Pain

Pain.  When I was in residency they called it the 5th vital sign.  The quantification of pain was as necessary and as important as a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature.  Assess their pain.  Relieve their pain. … Continue reading

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God Complex

I have often heard patients complain about their arrogant doctors, doctors with bad bedside manner, or a God complex.  They say that their doctors are demeaning, talk down to them, or barely talk to them at all.  They speak in … Continue reading

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