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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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To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

By Dr. Valerie A. Jones I’m sorry. This is not what you planned. Not what you dreamed your pregnancy would be like. A time of living in fear and concern for your baby and how your delivery would be. A few rare hospitals have not allowed fathers of the babies or support people for the… Continue reading To All the Pregnant Women in the Time of COVID-19

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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?

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What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

You can’t believe it. You are finally pregnant with a much- desired pregnancy.  You carefully planned out how you would tell your husband the exciting news and it made your heart explode seeing his reaction.  You are floating on cloud nine and love having this little “secret” that only you and your partner know about. … Continue reading What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

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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