Monthly Archives: March 2019

Why it’s important to remove the sutures you place

65 Shares Share Tweet Share As a surgeon who has been practicing for more than 20 years, I have had a front row seat to both positive and negative changes that have taken place in our evolving medical field. As a community hand surgeon who values many of the recent advances in hand surgery, there … Continue reading

Do not take medical tests as gospel

52 Shares Share Tweet Share During my time in practice, I had at least eight patients who came to me sure they had systemic lupus erythematosus, also commonly called SLE or lupus. This is an autoimmune disease, characterized by joint pain, that can affect almost any organ, including skin, kidneys, brain, and heart, and can … Continue reading

I don’t plan to buy a home after medical school. Here are 12 reasons why.

103 Shares Share Tweet Share I’m a graduating fourth-year medical student, and as most physicians know, this has been one of the best years of my life. I just matched into my top choice residency and am one step closer to becoming a primary care sports medicine physician, my dream job. Many of my classmates have capitalized … Continue reading

I don’t plan to buy a home after medical school. Here are 12 reasons why.

43 Shares Share Tweet Share I’m a graduating fourth-year medical student, and as most physicians know, this has been one of the best years of my life. I just matched into my top choice residency and am one step closer to becoming a primary care sports medicine physician, my dream job. Many of my classmates have capitalized … Continue reading

Do not take medical tests as gospel

5 Shares Share Tweet Share During my time in practice, I had at least eight patients who came to me sure they had systemic lupus erythematosus, also commonly called SLE or lupus. This is an autoimmune disease, characterized by joint pain, that can affect almost any organ, including skin, kidneys, brain, and heart, and can … Continue reading

Why it’s important to remove the sutures you place

31 Shares Share Tweet Share As a surgeon who has been practicing for more than 20 years, I have had a front row seat to both positive and negative changes that have taken place in our evolving medical field. As a community hand surgeon who values many of the recent advances in hand surgery, there … Continue reading

MKSAP: 60-year-old man with constant low-grade epigastric pain radiating to his back

13 Shares Share Tweet Share Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old man is evaluated for constant low-grade epigastric pain radiating to his back that worsens after he eats fatty foods. He has a 2-year history of chronic pancreatitis. The pain has progressively worsened over the … Continue reading

Best jobs for retired physicians: What are the options?

15 Shares Share Tweet Share This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Even the best of careers must end sometime. Sure, most doctors look forward to retirement, but not every retired physician wants to sit back collecting sea-shells for the rest of his or her life. Whether driven by financial constraints or by that persistent longing to … Continue reading

Navigating infertility while training to perform abortions

404 Shares Share Tweet Share I met the medical criteria for infertility one week before starting my journey to becoming an abortion provider. In my second year of residency as a family physician, my husband and I began trying to have a child. At six months without success, we impatiently embarked on an early laboratory … Continue reading

What caring for 6 generations can teach new doctors

11 Shares Share Tweet Share “Hi, Doctor Kamajian! I finally got health insurance that I can use to come to see you with my son.” I looked at the chart and realized it had been three years since I had seen her very familiar face. So, before the exam, we chatted and got reacquainted. It … Continue reading