Identity

I am a full-time Physician Assistant (PA). For patients who aren’t familiar with me, they often ask, “Who are you?” I then go into my monotonous mini-speech on how PAs can diagnose, manage, and provide continuity of care for all medical conditions. I then continue on about how we can order labs, prescribe medication, interpretContinue reading “Identity”

A Healthy Heart

There are a few tips that I give to my patients with hypertension, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and/or other heart conditions. Reduce your salt intake. Nowadays, most people are good with the salt shaker. But now, we have “hidden salt”. It’s the salt that sneaks up on my patients. It’s the one found in cannedContinue reading “A Healthy Heart”

Financial Worship

With a current pandemic, people are living off of unemployment and food stamps and there are concerns for future economic stability. So the last thing most people want to read about is tithing. But hear me out. Many years ago, I was staring at my bank account and questioned whether or not I’d be ableContinue reading “Financial Worship”

Called During Chaos

“Mommy, do you have to go to work?” “Yes. I do.” Her eyes filled with tears and she crossed her arms in anger, trying to contain her emotions. “It’s not fair. This whole Coronavirus thing is going on and I don’t get to see you that much because you’re always testing people and having toContinue reading “Called During Chaos”

Togetherness

The doors are opening. Slowly but surely, the doors are opening. Restaurants will soon host family dinners, gyms will provide a time of group Zumba lessons, and our previous sense of a normal world will soon return. Hallelujah, amen! I should just stop my blog right there haha! A lot of thoughts are running throughContinue reading “Togetherness”

Faithful, Courageous Love

The story of Moses is one of my favorites. I love how his story begins. When Moses was an infant, there was a decree that all non-Egyptian babies were to be put to death. His mother hid him for three months and then realized that she couldn’t hide him any longer. Then, she placed himContinue reading “Faithful, Courageous Love”

COVID-19 Update

Hello everyone! I pray that everyone is staying safe during the pandemic! I have a few updates and this is, of course, from the perspective of a family medicine provider, your neighborhood friendly PA. Symptoms of COVID-19 have expanded a bit. Fever, sore throat, cough, muscle pain, and shortness of breath are still the staplesContinue reading “COVID-19 Update”

The Faith of a Child

Have you ever tried to drive in a downpour of rain? There was a day when my parents were driving and I was in the backseat of their truck. I don’t recall where we were going and what we did that day, but I remember the rain. I remember the thudding sound of the highContinue reading “The Faith of a Child”