I Dissent

In regards to the court’s ruling on 6/24/2022, re: overturning Roe vs Wade, I dissent. ALL MEDICAL DECISIONS are personal & private & no one outside of the direct patient:physician relationship should have any say on ANY MEDICAL DECISIONS. Attempting to insert one’s personal views, beliefs, politics, religions, thoughts, conclusions is unethical, harmful, & willContinue reading “I Dissent”

Activate. USE YOUR VOICE.

I recently responded to a post in a group re: how pediatricians are “undervalued/underpaid”. The thing is, it’s not just pediatricians, or primary care – but ALL PHYSICIANS. The rise of corporatized for profit “healthcare” has affected all specialties – especially primary care and pediatrics. The way “reimbursement” works with insurance-based fee for service/RVUs evenContinue reading “Activate. USE YOUR VOICE.”

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Serendipity

I’m a believer in serendipity. In being at the right place at the right time. That chance encounter that changes your life. In hearing just what’s needed, right when you need it. This morning I listened to Dr. Kathy Zhang’s podcast The Purpose Filter. This episode was exactly what I needed to hear today. ThankContinue reading “Serendipity”

National Physicians Week, March 25-31

We see you. We hear you. We are you. We Thank YOU. We’re Here for You in 2022, is this year’s slogan for National Physicians Week, March 25-31, which includes National Doctor’s Day on March 30th. Dr. Kimberly Jackson and members of Physicians Working Together (PWT) spearheaded the creation of National Physicians Week in 2016.Continue reading “National Physicians Week, March 25-31”

MOC/ board certification – does it even matter anymore?

I’m a pediatrician that started practicing BEFORE MOC existed, when being board certified actually meant something. Being a “board certified physician” meant you had passed the equivalent to a PhD thesis: you had finally reached a pinnacle in your medical career. After a minimum of 11 YEARS of higher education, graduating medical school and completingContinue reading “MOC/ board certification – does it even matter anymore?”

Curiosity

12/29/21 Scrolling Twitter this morning, I learned of this article, Curiosity, written by Dr. Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD, who recently passed away at the age of 78y/o. Dr. Fitzgerald’s article beautifully describes the blending of art and science that is true Medicine. “Curiosity” is well worth the read, and truly articulates the practice of MedicineContinue reading “Curiosity”

It Takes A Village

12/18/21 Please hug your loved ones. ❤️ Reach out to your neighbors. Hold each other close. Watch out for others. Ask if they’re ok, and listen, really listen, to their answer. It takes a village. 💕 After the postpartum death of a Minneapolis doctor, it takes a village to feed her son Sharing in memoryContinue reading “It Takes A Village”

Physician Suicide Is Closer Than You Think

with Dr. Michelle Chestovich, Doctors Changing Medicine Podcast, by Dr. Una, Episode 32, 12/1/21. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/doctors-changing-medicine/id1562522187?i=1000543602508 This is perhaps one of the MOST IMPORTANT PODCAST episodes ever created. If you are a physician or know a physician (which is pretty much everyone because we’re ALL patients!) PLEASE LISTEN. Then reach out and ask your colleagues, yourContinue reading “Physician Suicide Is Closer Than You Think”

A Year Later, 20 months on the Frontline

11/16/21 I wrote “From Frontline “Heros” to the Last line of Defense” one year ago today, on 11/16/2020. Prior to SAFE and EFFECTIVE #COVID19vaccines, recently FDA EUA APPROVED for everyone ages 5y/o & older, being widely & readily available. I honestly thought, as did many of my physician colleagues, that we’d be in a veryContinue reading “A Year Later, 20 months on the Frontline”

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