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Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

It really is my birthday. Yesterday during the Pats game (yes, during, because the game was pretty painful to watch), my family threw me a party with a homemade apple pie (thanks, bro) and a beautiful strawberry shortcake from Montilio’s (thanks Mom)! As I blew […]

Vote for Science

Vote for Science

A bunch of doctor-friends and I were recently lamenting that none of the larger physicians’ institutions were taking a strong stance on the presidential election. I was jealous of my RN colleagues as their largest union organization and a group of over 700 nurses recently […]

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

I just couldn’t do ZOOM church this morning. Again. Sigh. I miss our church and our friends, but our weekdays are so hectic, what with a crush of exhausting ZOOM meetings (the kids too, as they are both doing full-remote school), coordinating my office days […]

So Much Going On, On Every Level

So Much Going On, On Every Level

So much is going on, and I could write a whole post about each of these personal themes: Our remote elementary school experience has started. My remote med school teaching experience has started. A football season like no other has started. Sign thiefs are stealing […]

True Confessions of The COVID Nineteen

True Confessions of The COVID Nineteen

Our hospital’s OpEd Project cohort of nineteen intrepid healthcare provider-writers, affectionately self-dubbed The COVID Nineteen, co-wrote a recent Newsweek essay titled Coming Clean About Hydroxychloroquine. I am so proud of this piece because it speaks with honesty and vulnerability to medical issues near and dear […]

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Gretchen LaSalle, MD

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Gretchen LaSalle, MD

There’s been so much press about the potential COVID-19 vaccine, from tracking development details to speculating about compliance. And people are asking about other vaccines as well: I gave a talk last week, and the top questions ended up being about the flu vaccine. I […]

Doctor-Author Chat: Jill Grimes, MD

Doctor-Author Chat: Jill Grimes, MD

I have alot of doctor friends who write, go figure! I wanted to feature their works in a thoughtful, engaging, different way, and here it is: A behind-the-scenes one-on-one Q&A-style chat! First up is Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP, board-certified practicing Family Physician, medical media expert, and […]

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real with Diane Ducharme Gardner, Master Yoga Instructor

Healthy Living: Let’s Get Real with Diane Ducharme Gardner, Master Yoga Instructor

This show was taped way back in early winter, well before the pandemic, so pardon the lack of facemasks! But as we head into a COVID-19-induced mental health epidemic, we need this show and the wisdom that master Bikram Yoga instructor Diane Ducharme Gardner has […]

Doctor-Mom COVID-19 Working-From-Home Reality

Doctor-Mom COVID-19 Working-From-Home Reality

Working moms everywhere will agree, it’s just HARD since COVID-19 and working from home became a thing. Our clinic is following hospital social distancing guidelines, so I’m now on-site physically seeing patients about half the time, and at-home virtual half the time. That home time […]

Coronavirus: Here We Go Again

Coronavirus: Here We Go Again

Here we are six months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Massachusetts had collectively accomplished the immense work of masterfully managing a deadly surge and bringing cases down to inconsequential. When the virus started surging down South, it was easy to say, “Oh well, they just haven’t […]