Dear PCP

Hey there, Dr. Brown. Just wanted to send a little note to warn you that I'm coming to see you soon for my "check up." You and I both know that this will be my yearly opportunity to spew all of my worries on you and for you to reassure me that I'm not dying. … Continue reading Dear PCP

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The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail

Today Louisa and Luke commissioned me to paint their fingernails red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Luke wanted four toes painted burgundy with his big toe striped with red, white and blue...which Louisa accurately pointed out looked like the French flag. Louisa, on the other hand (har har har), had much more … Continue reading The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail

How to prolong death and maximize suffering

I'm super excited that this essay was just published on KevinMD.com. Not quite NEJM or JAMA, but I'll take it! Due to word count restrictions on KevinMD, I had to modify the original version quite a bit. Here is the link to the KevinMD post with my unabridged essay below. Enjoy! https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/06/how-to-have-an-exciting-death-5-tips-from-a-palliative-care-physician.html https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/06/how-to-have-an-exciting-death-5-tips-from-a-palliative-care-physician.html We’re all … Continue reading How to prolong death and maximize suffering

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

If there is one good thing about dance competitions, it's the lack of middle aged men reliving their glory days, screaming at your kid if she doesn't point her toe quite right. I mean, can you imagine? Coaches and parents lurking around the stage yelling things like "Dangit Suzy...pop your hip to the LEFT...TO THE … Continue reading Take Me Out To The Ballgame