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”

The Sad Man

“Sir, do you mind if I mention something that I’ve noticed about you?” He simply nodded. “You don’t say much when you come in. Your diabetes is uncontrolled. Your blood pressure is always elevated. You don’t take your medicines. You only nod whenever I make suggestions. You’re very quiet and you don’t seem interested inContinue reading “The Sad Man”

Day 7-A Restful Meditation

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2: 2-3 NIV On the 7th day, after God createdContinue reading “Day 7-A Restful Meditation”

Day 1

Monday. Some of you may have squirmed at the sight of that. Some may have sighed. Others may have rolled their eyes. Monday is typically denoted as the start of a new week. We typically think of it as the busiest day, the most stressful day, and the longest day of the week. For me,Continue reading “Day 1”

My Prayer For You

Hello everyone! I’ve slacked a little this past week on blogs but I’m back to it now, haha! Over the past month, I have been reading a book called “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer. It’s a book about fervent, passionate, heartfelt, powerful prayers. It’s a book about how the enemy, the devil, comes after you, yourContinue reading “My Prayer For You”

Prayer Works, Part 4

When patient’s are diagnosed with cancer, I often hear: “I’m OK with it.” “I’ve accepted it.” “I’m going to fight this.” “God will pull me through.” In the middle of the fight, no matter if it’s going well or not, I often hear the following phrases: “I’m tired but I’ll be ok.” “The pain medsContinue reading “Prayer Works, Part 4”

Prayer Works, Part 3

She spent most of her days overwhelmed with fatigue. She spent a lot of days vomiting. She spent a lot of days traveling to her doc’s office for radiation. She spent two years with breast cancer. I spent time with this patient for two years. I spent our visits smiling with her. I spent ourContinue reading “Prayer Works, Part 3”

Prayer Works, Part 2

The taste of liquid metal. Such an odd taste. Distinct. Strong. Almost tangy. A fizzle in her nose. A small gush of water escaped her right nostril. Then came the tangy metallic taste in her mouth. She hunched forward and cusped her hands below her nose to catch the waterfall of blood. “No, it can’tContinue reading “Prayer Works, Part 2”

Prayer Works

“ Your diabetes is very uncontrolled.” I looked at this sweet elderly patient of mine. “ I’m not worried about it. God‘s got me.” The patient smiled and looked me squarely in the eyes. “ I agree that God has you but maybe He put me in your life to help with your medical needs.”Continue reading “Prayer Works”

A COVID-19 Prayer

I awoke today without rest. My thoughts sprinted back to work. Did we disinfect properly? How many masks, gloves, wipes, and face shields do we have left? Are we safe working outside and seeing patients in their cars? Did I spray enough Lysol all over my jacket when the patient coughed on me? The COVID19Continue reading “A COVID-19 Prayer”