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hospital, physician, Physician Training, surgery

Under the Sterile Drape

I could hear the scream from across the room.  It was shrill and filled with panic.  Any parent can identify the difference between the cries of normal toddler discomforts and a true emergency.  I dropped what I was doing in the kitchen and found my 3 year- old lying motionless on the ground, unable to… Continue reading Under the Sterile Drape

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Investing, physician, retirement

The Financial Road to Early Retirement in my 30’s

While early retirement was not my goal when I embarked on my medical career, it was possible due to some key principles adopted early in my career. An unexpected health scare made me reevaluate my hectic and increasingly stressful life as an obstetrician. Financial independence (having “enough” without the need for a paycheck anymore) was… Continue reading The Financial Road to Early Retirement in my 30’s

All Posts, hospital birth, medical school, OB GYN, physician

What Really Happens in a C-section: The Other Side of the Operating Table

Have you ever wondered what is going through an obstetrician’s mind during an emergency C-section? As obstetricians, we want nothing more for our patients than a normal vaginal delivery. However, those of us in this profession all have stories to tell. Stories of labors that lingered too long, or hemorrhages that threatened (or took) the… Continue reading What Really Happens in a C-section: The Other Side of the Operating Table

All Posts, medical school, physician, Physician Training

Top 5 Reasons to Love Medical School

Recently, there has been a high level of pessimism and complaining about the state of the medical field. However, soon to be doctors, don’t lose sight of the ultimate goal and the reason why you are working so hard. For many in the field, venting is one of the few ways to express frustrations and… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Love Medical School

All Posts, hpv, OB GYN, physician, Physician Mom, vaccine, Women's Health

HPV Vaccine Age Limit Change: My Daughter Got Protection, but What About Me?

There was big news that came from the FDA a few days ago- extended approval for HPV vaccination for ages 27-45. Previously this vaccine which prevents certain types of cervical cancer and genital warts was only offered to patients ages 9-26. The goal with the HPV vaccine is to prevent HPV virus related outcomes and… Continue reading HPV Vaccine Age Limit Change: My Daughter Got Protection, but What About Me?