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The Elusive Search for the Right Balance

The Elusive Search for the Right Balance

To this day, I struggle a lot with my decision to work part-time.  It seems like a no-brainer to many.  On paper, it also seems like a no-brainer to me.  It’s the perfect balance.  Work some days.  Stay at home some days.  Best of both worlds.  Ofcourse. But the heart is tricky.  It’s not so … Continue reading

Lessons from a Toddler on Being Doctor

Lessons from a Toddler on Being Doctor

My son has a toy stethoscope.  I’ve been showing him how I use mine.  He now loves being my doctor and I don’t mind being his patient.  However, I should probably also teach him that he can’t go around lifting up my shirt, or anyone else’s for that matter, on a whim just because he … Continue reading

Strength for Each Day

Strength for Each Day

After years of medical school and residency, there is still one thing I am desperately trying to learn as a pediatrician.  I can’t find it in textbooks.  It rarely comes up in my conversations with colleagues.  And the great big world of Google does not have much to say. How can I offer my patients … Continue reading