26 Publications in 2017-2018: Why Wait to Follow Your Passion?

I have always loved reading.  My introduction to the field of medicine was a combination of Bring Your Daughter to Work Day with my amazing nurse practitioner mother and reading a series of books about sick children and realizing I wanted to learn enough to help people like the characters.  As a kid, once I…

Are flu shots your thing?

Are flu shots your thing?  My oldest brother asked me this about a month ago.  It didn’t come out of left field.  I’ve been on a little bit of a flu shot rant for the past year.  I wrote an opinion piece for our paper about the vital importance of vaccinating children for influenza.  The…

(Doctor) Moms: Piece Together Moments for Yourself

As I lay my head on my yoga mat after a series of difficult poses, I thought, “This is the most relaxing moment of my week.” My heart was beating rapidly, the sweat was pouring down into my eyes, but I felt wonderfully rested for those few breaths, with the cool floor under my face….

Giving a few extra minutes: Listening matters

“I have a list of things I want to cover, but before I start, do you have any concerns you wanted to discuss today?” I usually start out my well visits with a line similar to this. I didn’t always begin this way, eager to tick off things on my personal to-do list: mammogram, check,…

Driving in the car with your kids? Listen to a children’s podcast!

I LOVE PODCASTS.  Podcasts are like pre-recorded radio interviews and they’re free!  On an iPhone, just open the purple “apple podcasts” icon on your home screen, search for the podcast you want, attach your charger into the car USB and boom, you are listening to a podcast as you commute.  For pure entertainment, I think…