Tagged with doctor-patient relationship

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

Vaccines: It’s a Small World After All

The World Health Organization reported in a press release today some striking numbers. Approximately 6500 cases of measles among 30 countries in Europe.  From just the start of this year.  That’s less than 4 months. Take those 6500 cases and imagine the number of contacts each individual has and the possibility of spread.  This is … 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