Category Archives: Medicine

Neuro ICU

Things I’ve Learned This Month Don’t ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Don’t ride a motorcycle even if you have a helmet. Just don’t ride a motorcycle. Alcohol and guns don’t mix. Russian Roulette is never a good idea. Think … Continue reading

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Match Day

Last Friday was “Match Day.”  It’s the day every year when all medical students find out where they will be going for residency.  Kind of a big deal.  And it’s a very complicated process that no matter how many times I … Continue reading

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Coma

This month I’m on Neuro ICU.  For those of you who don’t know exactly what that is, I am working with a Neurointensivist who specializes in neurological disorders in a critical care setting.  The majority of our patients have either … Continue reading

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Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard

I was recently in the hospital when I heard someone mention calling Dr. Howard.  They weren’t referring to me, of course, but to a real doctor with the same name.  But at that moment it hit me.  In a few months, I’m going … Continue reading

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Cancer

This month I’m on “Hem/Onc,” aka Hematology and Oncology aka blood disorders and cancer.  A long, long time ago I really thought I wanted to go into Pediatric Oncology.  I slowly realized I didn’t want to work with kids or … Continue reading

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Not Enough

There are days where I feel like I am superwoman.  Like I can do it all.  I can be an amazing physician and an amazing mother and still come home and put an amazing meal on the table for my … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom

In two years of rotations I have had a lot of different attendings, and I have gotten a lot of difference advice.  Most attendings have a catch phrase or some sort of lesson they really want to impart on their … Continue reading

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National Women Physicians Day

“Let’s celebrate this upcoming February 3. It is the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive an M.D. from an American medical school in 1849. She is best known for her tireless support of medical education for women … Continue reading

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No Words

Everything will be alright. It’s one of those phrases people say in times of difficulty.  They might touch your hand as they say it to help you believe them.  It’s a phrase I’ve heard coming out of my own mouth … Continue reading

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Code Blue

There are a lot of things that terrify me about medicine.  But at the top of my list are Codes.  A “Code” or a “Code Blue” is when a patient goes into cardiac arrest and needs CPR.  It makes sense … Continue reading

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