Tag Archives: Healthcare

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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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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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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Care-givers and Care-takers

Joe always brought Dottie to her visits. He was a doting husband that led her by the arm and placed her safely in the chair in the corner of the room while he sat close by on the exam table. … 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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The Moment

In retrospect, the moment that I decided to go to medical school happened in our kitchen.  My mother answered the phone back when phones hung on walls.  Back when one phone belonged to everyone in the house.  Back when I … 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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What My Microwave Says About Me

It says I’m: crusty grimy stuffed with bread, cookies, and chips going in circles a hot mess I love soup.  I open up a can of soup and pour it in a bowl almost every day.  I cook my soup … Continue reading

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