Month: August 2015

The Race Belongs Not To The Swift…

The Race Belongs Not To The Swift…

But to those who just keep effing running. Sorry to mangle Ecclesiastes, but this is how I feel lately, for many reasons… Yesterday afternoon, Hubby took Babygirl on the Target run, and Babyboy and I found ourselves with a few hours of free time. Unscheduled […]

Back In The (Teaching) Saddle

Back In The (Teaching) Saddle

 I’ve signed on to help teach firstyear medical students how to interview patients. It’s been few years since I was involved in any teaching; five, to be exact. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Babyboy, I decided not to re-up my […]

An Open Letter To My Fellow Commuters

An Open Letter To My Fellow Commuters

I have promised my patients, colleagues, friends, family, neighbors, and everyone that I will never personally attack anyone on this site. But I reserve the right to shame anonymous members of the general public for their bad behavior. I’ve been taking the train (the Boston subway line is affectionately […]

Honey, I’ll Be Late Home From The Office…

Honey, I’ll Be Late Home From The Office…

I work part-time, and I rarely miss our kids’ dinner and bath time. But Mondays are my afternoon clinic days, and not only am I usually leaving well after the afternoon rush hour, but my commute has been longer of late. I’ve been walking to […]

Latest on MiM: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment

Latest on MiM: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment

Me reflecting on an interesting week, and some common doctor/patient dilemmas, on the Mothers In Medicine group blog: When The Patient Brings Presents… Or Punishment

I Saved My Kid’s Life…

I Saved My Kid’s Life…

But my poor choices put him at risk in the first place. It was a gorgeous summer Saturday morning. I had originally planned to leave Babyboy with Hubby and take Babygirl with me to visit a friend and her new babies. But, Hubby had a […]

I Studied For The Internal Medicine Boards On The StairMaster- Blog post at NEJM Knowledge+

I Studied For The Internal Medicine Boards On The StairMaster- Blog post at NEJM Knowledge+

I’m very excited to have my first blog post up on the New England Journal of Medicine’s Knowledge+ Blog, titled I Studied For The Internal Medicine Boards On The StairMaster. True story!

Doctors, Heal Thyselves

Doctors, Heal Thyselves

We have a monthly Balint- style practice meeting. A Balint group is a group of clinicians who meet regularly and present clinical cases in order to better understand the clinician-patient relationship. Our group is moderated by a real, bona fide psychologist, and serves as a sort of therapy… I think […]

A Little More Thought On A Somewhat Controversial Post

A Little More Thought On A Somewhat Controversial Post

In my last post, Doctor, Judge Thyself, I described how I go to great efforts to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes, and I admitted that I get frustrated and judgmental when met with great resistance. The post generated significant page views and commentary, which signals […]