Stronger Together

In todays world we face so many pressures.To be better.To do more, often with less, and less. Time pressures.Work pressures.Home pressures.Family pressures.Childcare pressures.Financial pressures.Health – physical & mental – pressures. We are constantly putting others first, playing catch up, tackling seemingly never ending to do lists, and the pressure builds and builds and builds until … More Stronger Together

Heart space

8/21/22 Yesterday I had the opportunity and privilege to experience a live life planning coaching session with the amazing Dr. Weili Gray. She needed a volunteer for her workshop, reached out, and me being an extroverted extrovert, of course I said yes! Win – Win! As I sit outside in the morning sunshine, sipping coffee, … More Heart space

I Was A July 1st Intern

7/1/2022 July 1st, 1996, was my first official day as a general surgery resident at Wayne State University/DMC: Neurosurgery my first rotation. I was scrubbed in, operating with the fellow, on an anterior cervical laminectomy. He finished the majority of the case, looked me in the eye, and said, “Ok you close”, broke scrub, and … More I Was A July 1st Intern

PBM: Unmask the Villains of Healthcare’s High Costs

By Marion Mass, M.D. and Christina Dewey, M.D. Would you like to lower healthcare costs, restore quality and improve choice? Yes? Then you MUST learn about Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM). If you look on the Fortune 500 top 12 companies, you will find three companies who own PBM. Dig deeper, and you’ll discover these companies … More PBM: Unmask the Villains of Healthcare’s High Costs

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, & will … More 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 even … More Activate. USE YOUR VOICE.

#PurpleStride

Please join me in helping to end pancreatic cancer! … More #PurpleStride

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. Thank … More 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. … More 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 completing … More MOC/ board certification – does it even matter anymore?