Covid-19 Series, Entry #10

Of facts and opinions, lies and truth. The other day I "engaged" in a social media "conversation" because apparently I still think that I can save the world from a global pandemic....and maybe more importantly, ignorance. I stumbled upon a post about how Covid isn't really all that bad, blah blah blah. And then I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #10

Should I send my kids to school this fall?

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this, I'd buy a new pair of Rothy's...or a bottle of Silver Oak. This seems to be the million dollar question right now and it is impossible to answer. So...my short answer is "I have no effing idea." In medicine we try to make … Continue reading Should I send my kids to school this fall?

Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.

Dr. Riegel was a senior resident when I was in medical school, then a palliative care fellow when I was a resident.  During my fellowship, she was one of my most treasured attendings, and now I am honored to call her a dear friend.  She is an extraordinarily talented writer and I am so excited … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.

Covid-19 Series, Entry #5

Hyperalgesia: An abnormal and enhanced sensitivity to pain. For the past several weeks, my team and our entire health system have been preparing for the Covid-19 surge.  Our team started to see our first Covid-19 consults last week.  Of the patients I've seen so far, some have died, one recovered.  I have several patients who, … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #5