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The Red Tent

The Red Tent has long been my favorite book. To call it “my favorite book” seems almost a disservice to the role it has played in my life. I have turned to it in great times of transition in my … Continue reading

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Midwifing in the For Profit Health System: Part 1

I’m just going to lay it out there: attempting to coordinate a patient’s care under the for-profit health system with hundreds of different plans that cover some things and not others, need prior authorizations, and further documentation to prove “real … Continue reading

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Six Months: Where I Was, Where I Want To Be

This coming week marks my first six months in practice. It’s been a whirlwind of a 6 months, and I can hardly believe it’s been three months since I have been “set free,” so to speak, and have been practicing … Continue reading

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Reproductive Coercion…The Slippery Slope

I have had some thoughts rolling around in my brain about reproductive coercion for a while now. Until recently, many in the reproductive justice world had not yet taken up the banner of reproductive coercion, but it is starting to … Continue reading

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Full Moon

I’m not a superstitious person. I generally pride myself on being able to look objectively at the facts before me, and resist the very human urge to find patterns where there are none. To chalk up strange events to coincidence … Continue reading

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Tell Me More About That

One of the hardest things to juggle working in an environment where I am expected to see four patients an hour (that’s 15 minutes for each patient, including history/chart review/exam/administrative (read: charting/follow up coordination) time, if you’re following along), is … Continue reading

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On Being A Leader/Yes, I Actually Need Her To Pee

I have never been responsible for directly supervising others in any job I have had. I’m still not directly supervising other staff, but I work closely with Medical Assistants that rely on my feedback and guidance to do their jobs. … Continue reading

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