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Dear cold and flu…

Friday, January 12, 2018

  Dear cold and flu… YOU SUCK! I think anyone who’s anyone knows that influenza is running rampant this year! I wanted to share some words written by one of my colleagues, as I base my practice on these words, and find that many patients just want to be educated! No, this blog post doesn’t take the place of an actual physician evaluation; every patient is different. But without education, and people who are willing to get the facts and their experiences out there, we will have no way of reaching the public regarding these important topics. During these winter…

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How I knew I wanted to be a doctor

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

One of the most common questions I receive. How did I know I was making the right choice, in going to medical school? I grew up believing that I was going to be a doctor. I had nothing to base this off of, as no one I knew personally was in medicine. Call it a gut feeling, if you will, but something told me this was my calling. Over time, I of course had to be sure this was the actual truth, and in high school I started to pursue small opportunities here and there, to gain more exposure to the…

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Should I get the flu shot?

Monday, October 23, 2017

  The flu… aint nobody got time for that! Yep, I get the flu shot. Every year. It doesn’t matter if I never had the flu, the years that I didn’t get the shot. I can’t take any chances in my workplace. Calling off sick is not an option, so I do everything I can. Just because I’m a doctor, doesn’t mean that needles don’t scare me. I’m not a needle-phobic, but every year I do find myself trying to put off my flu shot and any other blood work or vaccines I may need! Vaccinations may be a touchy subject…

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Will I ever find that special someone who understands my job?

Friday, September 22, 2017

As written by my special firefighter, Chris     Lights. Sirens. Chaos. Adrenaline. Emotional highs and lows…. Firefighters, Paramedics and all public safety professionals alike, work in a crazy world that keeps our anxiety levels at a high that sometimes takes a few days to come down from. Good, bad or indifferent, many think that a life of such intensity is a very fulfilling and appeasing lifestyle. Perhaps, they’re right…. to an extent. However, I like to believe that it’s in our inherent nature as human beings to deeply desire that special connection and comfort with someone else when we…

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When did going to work become dangerous?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Not a shift goes by, where I don’t encounter an unhappy customer. Don’t get me wrong; we are all entitled to our own opinions. Happiness and satisfaction are part of life, and something that I would say; most people strive for, on a daily basis. But when happiness and satisfaction become the most important focus on an experience with your doctor or nurse, what does that mean, really? What does that teach patients, and medical providers?   Here’s my take. And keep in mind this is my own opinion, in my own words, based on my own experiences.    …

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