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

Covid-19 Series, Entry #3

Okay, I was going to try to lighten the mood and talk about all of the shenanigans happening in my house right now, but there are some serious things I need to tell you.  I promise I'll post something lighter soon-ish. A quick update on my job.  I am a Palliative Care physician in a … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #3

If you decide to try yoga…advice to limit potential embarrassment

Happy New Year, friends!  It's that time of year when we (or maybe just me?) lament all the things we've eaten since Thanksgiving and commit to making changes IMMEDIATELY!  Or tomorrow...because today is still technically a holiday...and leftovers. In the next few days, gyms across America will be inundated with people committed to getting back … Continue reading If you decide to try yoga…advice to limit potential embarrassment

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Warm Regards, Eat Glass

Ah, the holiday season. That blessed time of year when we are inundated with card after lovely card, wishing us a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  Cards arrive from family and friends, near and far.  Every card featuring some combination of children and animals, dressed in matching outfits, smiling as though they are truly … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Warm Regards, Eat Glass