Monthly Archives: November 2017

What it’s like to practice medicine behind bars

873 Shares Share Tweet Share I hear many comments and genuine inquiries about being a physician in a prison.  They’re all well-meaning yet hint at how little is known about this world on the “inside” and those who inhabit it. I take my time answering questions about the complexities of practicing behind bars, yet also … Continue reading

What it’s like to practice medicine behind bars

873 Shares Share Tweet Share I hear many comments and genuine inquiries about being a physician in a prison.  They’re all well-meaning yet hint at how little is known about this world on the “inside” and those who inhabit it. I take my time answering questions about the complexities of practicing behind bars, yet also … Continue reading

What it’s like to practice medicine behind bars

873 Shares Share Tweet Share I hear many comments and genuine inquiries about being a physician in a prison.  They’re all well-meaning yet hint at how little is known about this world on the “inside” and those who inhabit it. I take my time answering questions about the complexities of practicing behind bars, yet also … Continue reading

An emergency physician travels to Puerto Rico. Here’s what she saw.

255 Shares Share Tweet Share “In Puerto Rico, we call those plants morir vivir,” said a patient who sat by the side of the road while we checked her blood sugar. When I reached to touch the small fern, it swiftly closed its leaves shut, and then after a few minutes cautiously reopened. As a … Continue reading

An emergency physician travels to Puerto Rico. Here’s what she saw.

255 Shares Share Tweet Share “In Puerto Rico, we call those plants morir vivir,” said a patient who sat by the side of the road while we checked her blood sugar. When I reached to touch the small fern, it swiftly closed its leaves shut, and then after a few minutes cautiously reopened. As a … Continue reading

An emergency physician travels to Puerto Rico. Here’s what she saw.

255 Shares Share Tweet Share “In Puerto Rico, we call those plants morir vivir,” said a patient who sat by the side of the road while we checked her blood sugar. When I reached to touch the small fern, it swiftly closed its leaves shut, and then after a few minutes cautiously reopened. As a … Continue reading

Do medical experts really know best?

88 Shares Share Tweet Share “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s view, there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki was writing about Zen beginners and masters, but this concept applies to the practice of medicine as well. Experienced physicians are slow to accept a new paradigm, while medical students and new … Continue reading

This is the deadly virus you need to look out for

2K Shares Share Tweet Share Days are getting shorter and evenings are getting cooler in temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere. This also means that the flu season will be around the corner soon. Most people group influenza (flu) and cold together and refer to the “cold and flu season” as the time of the … Continue reading

This is the deadly virus you need to look out for

2K Shares Share Tweet Share Days are getting shorter and evenings are getting cooler in temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere. This also means that the flu season will be around the corner soon. Most people group influenza (flu) and cold together and refer to the “cold and flu season” as the time of the … Continue reading

Make more than your spouse? Here’s how to save money on taxes.

73 Shares Share Tweet Share The only time my husband outearned me was during our first three years of marriage when I was still in residency and working 80-plus hours per week earning less than minimum wage per hour. Since then, despite graduating in a professional degree, we have made relocation moves that primarily help … Continue reading