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To Round Or Not To Round

To Round Or Not To Round

I practice in a small Internal Medicine office of about 12 physicians, within a huge high-profile high-tech medical complex. We still take call and see our own inpatients, on a rotating call schedule. I will even sometimes admit my own patients and manage their care in-house when I […]

Reasons To Be Thankful

Reasons To Be Thankful

We have so, so many things to be thankful for, and this week I have been very thankful that Superstorm Sandy didn’t hit us as hard as it could have. On the flip side of that, my heart goes out to those who were caught […]

A Near Accident. Or, Rather, Near an Accident.

A Near Accident. Or, Rather, Near an Accident.

I was witness to a car accident early this morning. It happened right in front of me, and less than a block from my parking garage at work. It was on a two-lane one-way access road, which curves sharply to the left. A tractor-trailer in […]

They Dropped The A-Bomb On Us

They Dropped The A-Bomb On Us

So I’ve written about Babyboy’s issues. Babyboy is in Early Intervention for speech delay, as well as some other delays. He’s two and a half, and we know he’s got some language and behavioral delays: he barely has any words and he doesn’t use any words […]

MiM Post: When Does The Doctor Get To Call Out Sick?

MiM Post: When Does The Doctor Get To Call Out Sick?

Check out my latest post at the Mothers in Medicine Group blog, which generated good feedback: http://www.mothersinmedicine.com/2012/09/when-does-doctor-get-to-call-out-sick.html

Snot and Vomit

Snot and Vomit

So the whole family is sick. It started with Babyboy, the very predictable side effect of his various therapy and group appointments. (He’s newly hooked in to Early Intervention for speech therapy, as well as music therapy, behavioral play therapy, behavioral group therapy… His schedule […]

A Typical Fall Friday for our Family…

A Typical Fall Friday for our Family…

Hubby works in sports. Fall means football. He travels for work most weekends in the fall, Friday through Sunday. That means Friday mornings are a tad hectic, mostly for him; I am up and out the door by 6 a.m. He relies on either Nana […]

Am I losing my mind?

Am I losing my mind?

Every so often, I will have a patient who is genuinely concerned that they’re losing their mind. They’ll describe that: Lately, when I go to a room to get something, I get there and I forgot what it was I was going to get! Or, I’ll […]

Both my kids are asleep at the same time

Both my kids are asleep at the same time

When I was a medicine resident, if we were ever able to discharge every single patient on our list, we would high-five our colleagues and declare, “I’ve won the game!” It was so incredibly rare to have zero inpatients, and also, so short-lived. But it […]

Is it a full moon?: When your clinic is crazy busy, for no reason at all

Is it a full moon?: When your clinic is crazy busy, for no reason at all

This week has been nuts. Not at home: our home life is at stable-chaos level. Not for anyone else in my office: my colleagues have been either envious or pitying of me and all the emergent/ acute cases I’ve managed this week. Monday I saw a […]