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Working the Holidays: The Invisible Heroes of Healthcare

No one wants to be sick around the holidays, or go into labor during Christmas Eve Service.  We are constantly reminded that we have no control over these things as emergencies arise 365 days a year and thankfully, there is always a place to seek help and someone who is ready to be of assistance.… Continue reading Working the Holidays: The Invisible Heroes of Healthcare

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Do Patients Pay Less for Cheaper Care? Why the CVS/Aetna Deal Matters

On a recent trip to urgent care for my child, I began to more clearly see how the changes in medicine are affecting our patients and who is benefiting from the bottom line of what is occurring in the US health care system. A minor injury to my 2 year old son had me waiting… Continue reading Do Patients Pay Less for Cheaper Care? Why the CVS/Aetna Deal Matters

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Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?

Eight weeks after I delivered my 3rd child, I was diagnosed with a 4 cm lung mass.  Yes, you heard that right. For those in medicine, this is terrifying to hear as the first thing that comes to mind is lung cancer.  Lung cancer is notoriously hard to treat, typically fatal with a short life… Continue reading Is it Ethical to Retire Early from a Career in Medicine?

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This Mom (and OB/GYN Doctor) Sounds Off on Whether Your Daughter Should Get the HPV Vaccine

My young daughter will be entering middle school in another year. However, she still likes coloring books. If she watches a scary movie, I have to lay with her in bed until she falls asleep. She is still just a kid. Should I really be worried about HPV? Is this something you should consider for… Continue reading This Mom (and OB/GYN Doctor) Sounds Off on Whether Your Daughter Should Get the HPV Vaccine

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Holding the Knife for the First Time

As an intern in ob-gyn, one of the things you look forward to the most is getting to be the surgeon while an attending is your assistant for a cesarean delivery.  In some residency programs this doesn’t happen until your second year of training. Most of the time you are honing skills on uneventful vaginal… Continue reading Holding the Knife for the First Time