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, andContinue reading “I Was A July 1st Intern”

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.”

National Physicians Week, March 25-31

Happy National Physicians Week 2021‼️..To all of the AMAZING PHYSICIANS out there – this week was created to CELEBRATE YOU‼️🎉 🙌 🥂..We took an oath to #DoNoHarm..We put our #PatientsFirstAlways..We are DRIVEN, RESILIENT, CARING, BRAVE, AUTHENTIC, & UNIQUE…We BELIEVE in SCIENCE & Evidence Based Medicine…We BELIEVE #VaccinesWork & #VaccinesSaveLives…We trust in the #COVID19vaccine & BELIEVEContinue reading “National Physicians Week, March 25-31”

From Frontline “Heros” to the Last line of Defense

For everyone that thought #COVID19 only affected the elderly, I hypothesized it was because COVID spread quickly in long term care facilities. The most vulnerable died first. So we locked down. We stifled the spread & “flattened the curve”. We reacted appropriately, together, for the good of all. We listened to and followed #Science, Physicians,Continue reading “From Frontline “Heros” to the Last line of Defense”

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