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

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

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 memory … More It Takes A Village

Mindset

9/28/21 Currently my family member is hospitalized in LA for a non-COVID19 related medical issue. She’s in an overflow room with 14 other patients divided by curtains. She’s grateful so is calling it a “party room” as she’s extremely thankful to every overworked HCW helping care for her. She’s triple COVID19 vaccinated. She eats right, … More Mindset

This Must Stop.

Physician suicide, 7/22/21 “I’m very sad to share the loss of beloved Family Medicine Physician, Radhika Lal Snyder. Radhika died by suicide on July 4th and her loss is a profound shock to all who know and love her. She died 3 days before she was scheduled to go back to work from maternity leave. … More This Must Stop.