My journalism degree taught me to gather info from many sources, synthesize it & communicate it clearly to others – exactly what doctors do all day. So why, when interviewing to attend medical school, was my background seen as odd? […]
I was honored that CLOSLER, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, invited me to reflect on life as a doctor with cancer. You can check it out here.
Sometimes you need peppermint oil – and pie – to find the person under the pathology. More in my latest piece is out in the Spring 2019 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.
Receiving important test results is usually stressful – but this stress can be addressed. Online patient portals aren’t necessarily the way to do that. As physicians, we need to be mindful of how our patients want results communicated. My experience […]
“He’s been running a fever today —99 to 99.4 degrees— and has been a little fussy with a lot of runny nose and cough,” the mother told me. More misinformation about fever, I thought to myself, as the child ran […]