Monthly Archives: February 2019

How social media can advance humanism in medicine

83 Shares Share Tweet Share “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow. The New York Times recently published the op-ed “Dr. Google is a Liar,” written by cardiologist Haider Warraich, MD. Dr. Warraich describes the rise of fake medical news and … Continue reading

Being a doctor and parent is hard: 10 ways to make it easier

2K Shares Share Tweet Share Being a doctor is hard; being a mother is just as hard — if not harder — and being both often seems impossible. Looking back at my medical career it is difficult to fathom not doing both. I was an older, non-traditional student when I came back to college to … Continue reading

This residency interview season: Be the rebel

102 Shares Share Tweet Share Ours is a chaotic and overburdened medical system. As a senior resident, there is every temptation to seek in our incoming classes more obedient interns and junior residents who would obey my orders as their senior without question. I challenge that we must do the harder thing. The explosive growth … Continue reading

Here’s why pediatricians ask about trauma and violence

384 Shares Share Tweet Share As a behavioral pediatrician, I see children with behavior problems. Kids with aggression, kids who have been kicked out of multiple daycares or schools and kids who are not doing well at home or school. One of the things I always look for are clues as to why. Behaviors, while … Continue reading

A plastic surgeon explains the dangers of the Brazilian butt lift

38 Shares Share Tweet Share The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from other areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, lower back and thighs through liposuction. BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to enhance their bodies. However, with the … Continue reading

Sharing administrative pain might give us more joy in medicine

105 Shares Share Tweet Share I’m still trying to figure out what happened. I don’t want to be put on suicide watch by the wellness office. It definitely began during our weekly noontime mindfulness session. I came in late, furtively signed in (gotta make that metric) and slipped into a back corner seat. I went … Continue reading

Sharing administrative pain might give us more joy in medicine

46 Shares Share Tweet Share I’m still trying to figure out what happened. I don’t want to be put on suicide watch by the wellness office. It definitely began during our weekly noontime mindfulness session. I came in late, furtively signed in (gotta make that metric) and slipped into a back corner seat. I went … Continue reading

A plastic surgeon explains the dangers of the Brazilian butt lift

12 Shares Share Tweet Share The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. Excess fat is harvested from other areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, lower back and thighs through liposuction. BBL is a popular procedure for those seeking to enhance their bodies. However, with the … Continue reading

Here’s why pediatricians ask about trauma and violence

158 Shares Share Tweet Share As a behavioral pediatrician, I see children with behavior problems. Kids with aggression, kids who have been kicked out of multiple daycares or schools and kids who are not doing well at home or school. One of the things I always look for are clues as to why. Behaviors, while … Continue reading

This residency interview season: Be the rebel

42 Shares Share Tweet Share Ours is a chaotic and overburdened medical system. As a senior resident, there is every temptation to seek in our incoming classes more obedient interns and junior residents who would obey my orders as their senior without question. I challenge that we must do the harder thing. The explosive growth … Continue reading