A Symphony During A Pandemic

“Sometimes it’s hard to breathe. All these thoughts are shoutin’ me. Try to bring me to my knees. And it’s overwhelming. Darkness echoes all around. Feels like everything is crashing down.” When I discovered a child abuse case a few years back, I found it hard to breathe. The x-ray was shouting at me. TheContinue reading “A Symphony During A Pandemic”

More than Pain

If you ask medical providers their least favorite topic, I would hypothesize that it’s probably pain. It’s not because we don’t want to take the time to do a thorough physical exam, order x-rays, order bloodwork, or prescribe medication. It’s because we’re a bit frustrated with the opioid pandemic. In actuality, we enjoy trying toContinue reading “More than Pain”

Strength in Weakness

The tricky part about practicing medicine is that most people think of actual medicine when we talk about going to the doctor’s office. We tend to think linearly when we’re considering the provider-patient relationship. Someone may go into the doctor’s office for knee pain and leave with an x-ray order and a prescription for someContinue reading “Strength in Weakness”