Tag: outpatient clinic

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Time to Talk Lifestyle

Boston enjoyed the first snowstorm of the season this week, and I was lucky enough to have clinic scheduled smack dab at the height of it. We pretty much never cancel clinic for a snowstorm, though there have been blizzards when I literally couldn’t get […]

The Latest Weight Loss Science

The Latest Weight Loss Science

Want to know more about what works for healthy, holistic weight loss? Cutting edge research just published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine shows us that behavioral change support, in the form of a health coach at your primary care doctor’s office, can be […]

Hell Hath No Fury…

Hell Hath No Fury…

This pictured quote has unleashed a (quite justified) fury. A fury that started with a simple post in a physician mom’s Facebook group on Friday, and then exploded: this is now being covered by CNN, The Washington Post, and Huffpost, among others. Here’s what started […]

Doctor As Patient: My Medical Mystery

Doctor As Patient: My Medical Mystery

This was Tuesday: An hour into my morning clinic, my right lower lip and jaw started to feel like Novocain at the dentist. I found myself discreetly dabbing at saliva dribble as I spoke to patients. When I had a chance, I peeked in the […]

How is primary care like a box of chocolates?

How is primary care like a box of chocolates?

Sharing a funny but true post from Dana Corriel, MD titled Primary Care Medicine: Like a Box Of Chocolates, You Never Know What You’re Going To Get. Very true!

Practicing What I Preach, All The Way To The 22nd Floor

Practicing What I Preach, All The Way To The 22nd Floor

A couple of people have called me out on my published claim that I will walk up twenty-two flights of hospital stairs to see one of my inpatients, rather than take the elevator. I’ve been tempted to respond in the style of my fave potty-mouthed […]

How To (And Not To) Hold An Office Meeting: A December Story

How To (And Not To) Hold An Office Meeting: A December Story

In outpatient clinical medicine, as in any profession involving an office, there are meetings.  Meetings for all kinds of reasons, but especially for when mistakes happen. Because in medicine, as in any profession, mistakes happen. And we have to have meetings about them, of course. […]

When the doctor really f—– needs to see the doctor

When the doctor really f—– needs to see the doctor

That f — can mean many things… freaking, finally, or… other things. I showed up at my primary care’s office yesterday waving the white flag. It was two weekends ago that Babygirl woke up with 102 degrees temp and exploding snot; it’s been ten days […]

Primary Care Specialist

Primary Care Specialist

A physician colleague posted about what being a primary care doc means to her. I read this on my morning commute, and was moved to tears. Though I’m internal medicine and she’s family practice, how she describes all the different types of little things we […]

Yes, medicine is a life’s work. But so is mothering. Working part-time is choosing to excel at both.

Yes, medicine is a life’s work. But so is mothering. Working part-time is choosing to excel at both.

Every one of the docs in my internal medicine practice is part-time. Yes, many of us have other non-clinical work responsibilities in administration, education, or research. But no one sees patients for more than six sessions weekly. What does that mean? A session is a […]