PSSSSSTTT 2019, Girls Can be Doctors too

Please excuse my blog silence the last few months.  I was training for my first marathon and it sucked up a lot of my free time usually dedicated to writing.  Thank you to my running partners for listening to the blow by blow but I’ll just say that it was an incredible experience, especially the last…

Saying no for self preservation

Earlier this week, I was struggling to get out the door.  I followed my four year old in his snow boots, carrying his backpack, my work tote, my lunch box, my gym bag and a heavy bag of library books to return.  I had a nighttime board meeting after work, and wanted to hit the…

Does Hate Mail Mean I’ve Arrived?

I hit a personal milestone in 2019.  I had my third opinion piece accepted for publication in The Buffalo News, our local newspaper that serves a metropolitan area of over a million people.  Anything I published in medical blogs previously had been viewed by a thousand people at most, usually closer to a few hundred….

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…