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The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

By Dr. Valerie Jones  @ObDoctorMom originally published by Doximity.com For many health care workers, COVID-19 is a stark reminder of their own mortality. During this pandemic, there have been times when physicians could not get appropriate PPE, elevating worries not just about personal susceptibility, but the direct transmission of this virus to loved ones. There… Continue reading The Time is Now To Take Back Medicine

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medical school, physician, physician shortage, retirement, Uncategorized

Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

by Valerie A. Jones, MD As my husband passed the milestone birthday of 40, he thought it would be a good idea to get a physical exam as it had been several years since he saw a physician. Easy task, right? We soon came to find that the landscape of health care had been changing… Continue reading Where Have All the Doctor’s Gone?

medical school, OB GYN, physician, Uncategorized, Women's Health

A Career in Ob-Gyn is Going Through a Metamorphosis

An ectopic pregnancy waits in the emergency room. Meanwhile, your pregnant patient in labor and delivery is ready to push, and the office is calling about a postoperative issue on your hysterectomy patient. Such is the life of a busy general obstetrician/gynecologist. The variety of practice and utilization of an expanded skill set are what… Continue reading A Career in Ob-Gyn is Going Through a Metamorphosis

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The Reason Everyone is Retiring Early from Their Medical Career

There has been a disturbing shift in how medical professionals feel about their career.  I almost cringe every time I’m at a party or social gathering now and tell people I retired early from my medical practice. I try not to bring it up.  I don’t cringe out of fear for how they will perceive… Continue reading The Reason Everyone is Retiring Early from Their Medical Career

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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