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COVID Call

COVID Call

I’m on call for our practice this weekend, through Thanksgiving. I’m not sure I need to give much intro to this other than to flash this current graph from the Massachusetts Department of Health: Soooooo now you know what I’ve been paged about pretty much […]

Running for the Finish Line

Running for the Finish Line

I feel like I’m always writing about how crazy life is right now. I think it’s because everyone’s lives are crazy right now, for a different mix of very good reasons. I’ve been physically caught up in our hospital’s COVID-19 surge planning, literally, as our […]

Clinicians are voting for change

Clinicians are voting for change

Infuriated more so than inspired by the current administration’s ongoing mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic… No, wait, mishandling isn’t a strong enough word. Bungling? Or worse than that. I feel the need to infer malicious intent: Perverting, perhaps? Yes, let’s go with that! Infuriated more […]

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Lara Freidenfelds, PhD

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Lara Freidenfelds, PhD

This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and women’s health historian, author, and friend Lara Freidenfelds just published a sensitive and practical book about pregnancy loss: The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America. I am glad that I […]

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 […]