Teach and You Will Learn

Teach and You Will Learn

“In learning you will teach. In teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins Last week, my aunt passed away.  We had the funeral on Saturday and my uncle gave the Eulogy as a reflection of the gospel, the Parable of the Talents.  This story is...
How to Embrace Slow

How to Embrace Slow

When work is slow it isn’t easy. I am a typical general surgeon.  We like to be busy!!! When I say busy, we thrive on adrenaline, challenge and the ability to fix problems and help our patients.  Our training is demanding, hectic without much free time.  We...
Add a Dose of Kindness in Healthcare

Add a Dose of Kindness in Healthcare

Today I am inspired to write about being kind.   Unfortunately, the world of medicine is not always kind, nor is our society today.  While I was recently on call, I had the pleasure of being the sixth doctor called to admit a patient.  It was 11pm on a Friday.  The...
Your Doctor DOES Care

Your Doctor DOES Care

Have you ever been to the doctor and wondered, “What just happened?”  Did the doctor seem to stare at the computer, seem distracted, or like they weren’t listening or even cared?  I became a surgeon because I wanted to help people. Unfortunately,...
Doctor Go and Grieve

Doctor Go and Grieve

I was working in a busy general surgery practice of seven surgeons. My partner’s and I had full practices and dedicated everything we had to our patients. We were always on the go. As doctors, we deal with death and grieving on a daily basis. One of my...
Yoga for the Busy Physician and Mom

Yoga for the Busy Physician and Mom

You are working too hard, exhausted and just completely out of shape! Does this sound or feel familiar? I found myself in this state after having my fourth child. I am a busy general surgeon and mother of four active kids. I was exhausted, unhappy with my body, and...