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 patient had a new complicated […]

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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, medicine has become more of a business. Physicians are faced with time constraints, productivity […]

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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 partner’s fathers was quite ill. His father was […]

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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 having pain. The pain was limiting my ability to do […]

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