Monthly Archives: April 2020

Is this what I signed up for?

I Didn’t Sign Up For This… Many years ago, when I first considered pursuing a career in medicine, I thought long and hard before going down that road because I knew it would involve sacrifice. My dad was a surgeon, … Continue reading

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Why(?!) you may NOT need both pneumonia vaccines…

Why are there pneumonia vaccines?  Streptococcus pneumonia infection is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia.  We know that older people often need hospitalization or they die from this type of bacterial pneumonia.  We added a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to … Continue reading

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Telemedicine. How to get the most from your telemedicine visit. And, pros and cons to this technology.

What is telemedicine?  Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology (telephone or videochat) to provide, enhance, or expedite healthcare. Benefits of telemedicine? Convenience…for both the patient and the physician.  The patient does not need to leave home or work, find … Continue reading

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Too many medical school graduates?!

Please consider sharing on your page. We need patients to know how this all works. Did you know that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Medical Board of California, there are only 3400 psychiatrists in California with … Continue reading

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What to do (?! )months before your medical degree is official? Medical students helping with the coronavirus pandemic

What to do with exquisite medical knowledge but without a medical degree yet? Due to the pandemic, medical student’s schooling has been turned on its ear. It is all hands-on-deck with patient care and medical students rotations have been curtailed, … Continue reading

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How well did the influenza vaccine do this year?

I know we are hyperfocused on our current pandemia and rightfully so. I recently came across an article discussing the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this past season. According to a Feb. 21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current … Continue reading

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Kansas is thinking outside the box! Bringing in medical professionals to help.

I doctored in Kansas for 18 years. Kansas is a unified, medically- progressive state. I am proud of you!

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How to leave Coronavirus behind when you come home

How to leave coronavirus behind when you come home This is a spot-on article from a family medicine journal. I’m adopting ALL the tips in the hope that my husband and three kids don’t get the virus from me. Providing … Continue reading

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