No, not the recent mega-millions. No dollar, and certainly not a dream. But a fun gift certificate to Lululemon athletic clothes wear, mostly yoga. Now I can justify buying this great rain poncho and bike around Italy later this spring with style and flair. Our special birthday bicycle tour is a mutual gift Saul and [...]
Category Archives: The Confessional
Inspired by a recent post on MedPage’s KevinMD, I found the courage to write.
Confession: I am one of those doctors who rarely runs “on time.” No matter how hard I try, my patient’s needs get in the way. Today was a prime example. You be the judge.
Patient #1. ”Sleep apnea, needs a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.” Straightforward. Take a history, [...]
The deafening silence of my keyboard is not from lack of material or from opinions formed that need to be shared. Oh no! It is a simple arithmetical calculation that there still remain only 24 hours in any given day and I have to sleep at least 5 to 6 of them if [...]
Finding My “Essence” On Martha’s Vineyard—My Last Treat Before Hurricane Earl and My Morning Ferry Sailing Away from Paradise
No, this post is not about shopping for perfumes. But it is about finding the “essence” of Linda Brodsky (with or without the MD, PC, FACS and FAAP) a/k/a Linda Greenfield. It was a fun exercise which created a new awareness and a new friendship.
You might be thinking, “On what planet has she [...]
Why write about such a gruesome topic when we want to encourage young women to become doctors and scientists? Prevention requires admitting there is a problem and only then can proper therapy begin.
Becoming a doctor is very difficult no matter if you are a man or a woman. You must climb a series [...]
Any discussion about working women always includes the mantra, “If only we had affordable child care.” Affordable child care is necessary, but it is not nearly enough to allow women and men to function optimally at home and at work. By putting this issue front and center, we are unable to imagine (and [...]
Collision of two of my projects has left me with a mission to enlighten you about academic medicine. Academic medicine is medicine which is practiced in the setting of a medical school or a post-graduate (after medical school) residency training program. Definition: Residency training refers to the 3-7 years after medical school [...]
I was coming up on my birthday and was prone to the inevitably increased and not-so clandestine looks in every mirror that I passed. Where was my body going without me? I was looking saggy. My bust line, that is. I had seen a recent photograph, shot at my daughter’s graduation, and [...]
Freedom of the press is a guaranteed constitutional right. When the constitution was written, however, there was no radio, TV, or internet. None of the founders could have ever imagined how enslaving this freedom would become to us all. The constant bombardment with information, all too often portrayed as actual “news” has [...]
What image do you have when you hear the words “trophy wife”? Young, tall, beautiful, usually blond woman bedecked in diamonds and gold, smiling adoringly at her usually more mature (a/k/a older and graying if not visiting his colorist regularly) husband? The wife, with all of her strengths as a status symbol for [...]