About

Thank you for visiting my blog. This is a new endeavor for me after recently retiring from my career as a physician.

I realized the impact of the internet after writing my first article:   https://obdoctormom.com/2017/03/08/retired-at-37-breaking-up-with-a-career-in-medicine/

The website KevinMD.com, which is frequented by physicians (and many others in healthcare), published the article and I was humbled to see it shared over 35,000 times by others.  It made me realize that I was not alone in my sentiments that I expressed about the field of medicine, both good and bad.

Despite the initially terrifying experience of expressing these thoughts publicly, I came to understand the importance of sharing experiences as a way to connect with others across the world who may relate and also to bring awareness about values important to physicians.

I have written (and plan to write) on a variety of topics including women’s healthcare, physician working conditions, mothering and medicine, retirement/early financial independence, leaving a medical career, and more….partly determined by what readers want to hear more about.

I especially love to hear from readers, it has been the reason I started/continue writing.   You can contact me privately through the contact page or by commenting on a post- whichever is more comfortable to you.  Feel free to follow along if you wish by signing up for email updates with new blog posts (absolutely no commitment needed).

A little personal info:

I am a graduate of Virginia Tech– Go Hokies!

I completed medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), with the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha.

My specialty is in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and I completed my residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

About 7 years post residency, I retired from a busy career in OB/GYN amongst mixed feelings but have not looked back!

I am married for 14 years this August and have 3 young children.

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  1. Sam, I have been writing. I also recently was selected as a doximity “fellow” which has a small time commitment but represents a great way to stay connected to the medical community. However, at this time the majority of my time is spent with my family. My goal is to explore other avenues of interest before committing to anything more long term.

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