Monthly Archives: September 2014

Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Clinic

Most of the time, my job is Very Serious. Captitol S serious. People are in for annual exams in between chores, people are having side effects from their birth control, people need to terminate unplanned pregnancies. But sometimes funny things … Continue reading

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Dear Med Student/Confidence

Dear Med Student: I’m really trying to understand that you are scared because you are in pain. You came into my office to have your birth control method checked on. I gave my recommendation for your follow up care, which … Continue reading

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This Common Secret

In my attempt to feel more connected to a community of women’s health providers, I picked up This Common Secret from my local library branch. It had been on my “To Read” list for years, and the second I sat … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons

This past week I had the good fortune to be able to sit down over a good beer and some great Mexican food in my new hood with a classmate from midwifery school. We haven’t seen each other since she … Continue reading

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Self-Care Update: First Steps

A few weeks ago I wrote about how difficult it is to continue living fully outside of work with a schedule that constantly changes and with a job that sometimes leaves you feeling exhausted. Since coming to the realization that … Continue reading

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When You Hear Hoofbeats…

The old addage in diagnostic medicine (contrary to what Dr. House would have us all believe) is that when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. In essence, what this means is that common things are common, so when you … Continue reading

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