Category Archives: Physician

Privilege is your superpower

0 Shares Share Tweet Share The team stood around the older woman’s bedside. As one of the medical students, I prepared to meet my assigned patient. While being assigned to me, Mrs. R yelled, I’m not letting that  n***** take care of me! As the only Black person in the room, her words meant for … Continue reading

I’m a jail physician. Here’s what likely happened to Jeffrey Epstein.

0 Shares Share Tweet Share Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide while in custody at a Manhattan detention facility has focused intense media scrutiny into jail suicide prevention procedures. Suicide is the biggest cause of death in jails in the U.S. — by far. Because of this, all jails (including the facility where Epstein was housed) have … Continue reading

The powerful, surreal scene in an El Paso hair salon

220 Shares Share Tweet Share I am a psychiatrist living in El Paso. My husband was the orthopedic traumatologist on call at the academic center last weekend when 22 El Pasoans were murdered and 26 wounded in a mass shooting at a busy Walmart in town. The rest of this week has been oddly surreal … Continue reading

How a neurosurgeon uses a No Room for Error mentality when making life decisions

13 Shares Share Tweet Share As a doctor that specifically deals with brain and spine surgeries, I have adopted a No Room for Error mentality in the operating room. I believe this same mentality can be helpful in making the best possible life decisions. What do I mean by No Room for Error? It is … Continue reading

Clinical performance data: a physician’s friend or foe?

0 Shares Share Tweet Share According to a recent Harvard report, physician burnout is “a public health crisis that urgently demands action.” Half of all doctors report troubling symptoms: depression, exhaustion, dissatisfaction, and a sense of failure. These physicians are twice as likely to commit a serious medical error, research finds. Experts predict that if left unaddressed, burnout will further … Continue reading

Privilege is your superpower

0 Shares Share Tweet Share The team stood around the older woman’s bedside. As one of the medical students, I prepared to meet my assigned patient. While being assigned to me, Mrs. R yelled, I’m not letting that  n***** take care of me! As the only Black person in the room, her words meant for … Continue reading

New doctors are prioritizing the wrong things

0 Shares Share Tweet Share Every year, there’s this rite of passage, the passing of the baton, as our graduating senior residents move on to fellowships, or into spots as hospitalists, or to practice jobs here in New York City or other cities, and a fresh new group of newly-minted physicians arrives ready to take … Continue reading

I’m a jail physician. Here’s what likely happened to Jeffrey Epstein.

5 Shares Share Tweet Share Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide while in custody at a Manhattan detention facility has focused intense media scrutiny into jail suicide prevention procedures. Suicide is the biggest cause of death in jails in the U.S. — by far. Because of this, all jails (including the facility where Epstein was housed) have … Continue reading

The powerful, surreal scene in an El Paso hair salon

0 Shares Share Tweet Share I am a psychiatrist living in El Paso. My husband was the orthopedic traumatologist on call at the academic center last weekend when 22 El Pasoans were murdered and 26 wounded in a mass shooting at a busy Walmart in town. The rest of this week has been oddly surreal … Continue reading

How a neurosurgeon uses a No Room for Error mentality when making life decisions

0 Shares Share Tweet Share As a doctor that specifically deals with brain and spine surgeries, I have adopted a No Room for Error mentality in the operating room. I believe this same mentality can be helpful in making the best possible life decisions. What do I mean by No Room for Error? It is … Continue reading