Tag Archives: Doctor patient relationship

When you don’t see 50 patients a day

This blogpost was inspired by One Woman’s Quest who wrote in response to my blog Profit or Prophet:  Stick to your ideals! 25 people is more than enough, but 50? How is that supposed to be helpful? My doctor refuses to overwhelm herself … Continue reading

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The Doctor Will See You Now

Welcome my friend Amber to Deconstructing Doctor.  Amber is a Neonatologist that I convince to write for my blog from time to time.  She writes so beautifully and lovingly about her patients and her chosen career.  Enjoy her latest post. … Continue reading

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Resistance

I have a list of diseases that I hate the most.  I hate them because I have no way to fight them.  I have no power against them.  I push back and push back, but they don’t budge.  They laugh … 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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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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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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Joy

My oncologist thinks I’m depressed. Do you think you’re depressed? I don’t know.  He asked me, ‘what do you do for fun?’ And I said -I have cancer.  I’m getting chemo.  I’m tired.  I don’t want to do anything.  Everyone … Continue reading

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