Tag: inpatient medicine

On the COVID Wards

On the COVID Wards

I was “activated” to duty on the inpatient COVID surge teams last week. I was worried, not only because it’s been a decade since I’ve been in charge of an inpatient service, but more so because SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus, and COVID19* is a […]

Coronavirus: Call to Duty

Coronavirus: Call to Duty

I got the email from my boss on Tuesday: “You are receiving this message because you have been scheduled to staff an inpatient COVID-19 surge team…” What followed was a really long, dense list of critically important logistical/ workflow/ orientation information, replete with links to […]

A Hospital Angel

A Hospital Angel

My longtime patient told me the story of how she met an angel in our hospital one night. My patient gave me permission to share this story. All identifying details and clinical specifics are omitted, of course. Not only for ethical reasons and HIPAA compliance, […]

Long-Distance Doctoring

Long-Distance Doctoring

It’s hard to really be there for anyone, when it’s over the phone. We traveled to Hubby’s hometown this weekend for our annual Memorial day weekend family get-together, and also to spend quality time with his mom, who has had serious health issues recently. When […]