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Lend Me Your Eir

Over 13,000 people read my recent post on physician burnout.  Thank you.  Clearly, folks are interested in this topic.  Smart researchers are examining provider stress and burnout.  Readers mentioned several resources including Let My Doctor Practice and Physicians Working Together.  … Continue reading

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Laying Down My Stethoscope

One of the Star Tribune’s leading articles 8/7/16 is “Doctors Battling Crisis of Burnout.”  The article talks about how many health care organizations are recognizing physician stress and burnout as an important issue and taking steps to help providers develop … Continue reading

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Prince Day

Way back in April, when Prince was still alive – oh wow – Prince is dead.  Remember when Prince’s plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, and a male formerly-known-as-responsive was rushed to the hospital?  The He subsequently-identified-as-Prince revived, … Continue reading

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Secretary of the Interior

I’m at the VA on my medical school ENT rotation.  The senior resident is short with nondescript brown hair, likely near-sighted.  I’ve just watched the surgery of a man with an advanced head and neck cancer.  They opened him wide, … Continue reading

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Fun With Fluorescein

Well, there’s good news and bad.  The good news is despite an unfortunate meeting of Ace’s billcap and my eyeball, I do not have a corneal abrasion.             The bad news is that the aim … Continue reading

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Whack-a-Mole

Springtime in Minnesota.  Once the temperature hits fifty degrees, hardy Minnesotans figure it’s time to drag out the tank tops and shorts.  My Mole Radar (Madar) awakens from its wintry slumber, rubs its eyes, and says “!@#$%^  Here we go … Continue reading

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AWP 2015 Recap – Association of Writers/Writing Programs

I just spent three days in the good company of 11,999 other writerly people at the Convention Center in Minneapolis.  Our fair Twin Cities kindly provided rain, sleet, snow, and sunshine over the course of the convention.  At least Minnesota … Continue reading

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Remedial Anatomy Part II: Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Explains Female Reproductive Anatomy

Last week we discussed how it is physically impossible for a woman to swallow a camera in order to undergo a gynecologic exam.  I promised to cover human female reproductive anatomy with a little help from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. … Continue reading

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Remedial Anatomy Part 1: The Alimentary Canal

Idaho state representative Vito Barbieri made social media waves last week by asking if a woman could swallow a camera in order for a physician to perform a remote gyn exam.  The details are slightly murky and I confess I … Continue reading

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Trampled By Zebras

My back “went out” on Saturday.  For the three days prior, I had hints of my upcoming misfortune, a twinge over my hip, some vague throbbing around the knee.  By Saturday afternoon, I couldn’t take off my socks, touch my … Continue reading

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