Month: April 2011

Bad Words

Bad Words

I saw a patient of mine yesterday for her annual exam; she is a divorced mom of two teenaged kids. She works full-time and barely ever comes in. My impression has always been that she’s one very strong and practical lady.  She said she didn’t […]

When Writing Is Inspired By Work: Different For Doctors?

When Writing Is Inspired By Work: Different For Doctors?

A concerned friend sent me a link to a story about a doctor who had posted details of a trauma case on Facebook. Apparently the details were very specific, and a non-doctor Facebook friend was able to easily identify the patient. The doctor was fired […]

Sketches from a Rainy Clinic Morning

Sketches from a Rainy Clinic Morning

Just a little more sleep It was still very dark out when Babyboy woke up this morning. He usually sleeps like a champ, so it was odd that he cried out just before dawn. I lay in bed and listened to him whimper and rustle […]

The Reality and the Toilet Seat

The Reality and the Toilet Seat

Last week I was in clinic, running 30 minutes behind, with several patients waiting to be seen. I had just finished up with a new patient and was showing her where the lab waiting area was located, down the hall. Just then a very elderly […]