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 28,000 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. My family is my world.