Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hitting my stride/Flying solo

Yesterday, the training wheels came off.  During my first 90 days with my clinic, I work with another provider. I chart under their name, they’re right outside waiting for me in case I have any questions. They’re there to pick … Continue reading

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It was A Day.

When the pharmacy calls to ask for your NPI number and you realize you’ve been signing prescriptions all day without it. And it was an abortion day. And you wrote hand-written prescriptions for each patient. And you saw many, many … Continue reading

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When You’re A Midwife Who Cares For Men

The scope of a certified nurse midwife encompasses men who are in need of treatment for STDs. When looking at the words, or thinking in the abstract about treating men, I never gave it a second thought. And then I … Continue reading

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Best Thing Today? Bad-ass patients

You know who’s awesome? My patient who took her IUD insertion like a champ, then asked for a medical note so she could compete in States tomorrow. For wrestling. Knock ’em dead, lady.

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Glitter: Not the herpes of the craft world

Since I started working in reproductive health, many of my visits are not happy ones. People seek out care with us because they are having a problem. They might have a new partner. They might have a partner that they … Continue reading

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