I was on call for 7 days starting last Friday. My mother watched Babyboy all day until I got home from work close to 7 pm. My husband was traveling. Mom and I had a bowl of soup together, and then she went home. I was thankful knowing she would be on duty for me… Continue reading Pager Anxiety
When Babyboy was around two months old, a well-meaning member of our church asked me, “Is he sleeping through the night?” I had to stammer out that, um, no, he is actually up about every 3 or 4 hours still. I shrugged it off. But that was only the first of a million well-intended queries… Continue reading The Study/ Skills/ Magic of Putting a Baby to Bed
Conversation piece I drove into work on a particularly chilly morning, as per usual, and parked in my assigned lot, which is no less than a mile from my building. I picked my way across the icy city streets and strategically landscaped walkways. Every morning and evening I am accompanied by hundreds of hospital staff… Continue reading Short Short Stories from a Winter Office Day
This is a great article that explains alot about healthcare. This is doctor/ writer Atul Gawande at his apolitical, just-the-facts-ma'am best. Here he highlights several practices and projects that have cut healthcare costs while IMPROVING care. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/24/110124fa_fact_gawande I hope others are as excited about this article (and its implications) as I am!
*All names and potentially identifying information (including some physical descriptions and case details) have been altered to comply with HIPAA regulations, as well as to be nice and ethical. I’m a primary care doctor and a new mom. I was on call for Christmas week this year, meaning I covered the pager after-hours answering calls,… Continue reading Primary Care for Christmas: Anything and Everything