The Voice Inside

I order and review a lot of labs. A lot. Every day. Basic labs include a blood count, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), cholesterol, and an A1C (if you’re diabetic). These labs will typically help us monitor how meds may be affecting patients, how controlled or uncontrolled their medical conditions, and ifContinue reading “The Voice Inside”

The Missing Piece

When I say that I practice Family Medicine, what do you think of? Most people say, “Diabetes, high blood pressure, runny noses, and families.” Yep, all of that is true haha! But I think of Family Medicine as “finding the missing piece”. When you go to the hospital, what do they tell you when youContinue reading “The Missing Piece”

COVID Vaccine Part 2

I’ve been asked a few times why I’ve gotten the COVID vaccine. I can give you the proper answers about efficacy and how we’re in a pandemic and we’re all trying to survive. But…those aren’t my real answers. Those are just my professional answers. First and foremost, I decided to get vaccinated because I’m exposedContinue reading “COVID Vaccine Part 2”

The COVID vaccine

I got my first dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine 12/30/2020. I like to say that I ended 2020 on a high note and entered 2021 with the hope that this vaccine will keep me and my family safe during the pandemic. I’ve been asked a few questions about the vaccine so I thought I’dContinue reading “The COVID vaccine”

The Christmas Tree

My husband practices Dermatology, a field that most medical professionals are weak in and are weary of. Why? Because it’s hard! So many rashes look alike. But my favorite rash of all time presents mostly in young women, on their back, and in a Christmas tree pattern. Yep, you heard me. This rash is spreadContinue reading “The Christmas Tree”

Day 6-Humans

Tall. Average. Petite. Obese. Average. Underweight. Anorexic. Black. Brown. Green. Blue. Hazel. Eyes. Black. Brown. Blonde. Dirty blonde. Grey. White. Hair. The possible combinations of skin, hair, eyes, height, weight, muscle build, fatty tissue, nail thickness, personality, etc. are in the millions. Yes, God made them all. Vitiligo. Neurofibromatosis. Psoriasis. Acne. Acanthosis Nigracans. Rosacea. AllContinue reading “Day 6-Humans”

Day 5: The Influenza Vaccine

“Let the water teem with living creatures, and let the birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” -Genesis 1:20 NIV As expected, since I’m a healthcare provider, I’m a huge proponent of the influenza vaccine (also known as the “flu shot”). Wait! Before you stop reading, hear me out! Let’s goContinue reading “Day 5: The Influenza Vaccine”

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”