Ready....Set....CLEANSE!

It's spring cleaning time!  Members of Jill's List are cleansing...should you?  Join us for a NATIONWIDE DETOX starting May 1st (and tell your friends!!)...more

The Ethics of Concierge Medicine

For those of you too young to remember, Marcus Welby, M.D. was a TV show that began its seven-year run in 1969 and starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind heart and superb bedside manner. The doctor epitomized the type of doctor that is now a thing of the past: The patient, unhurried professional who sat and talked to patients for as long as was necessary, not only to understand the patient's symptoms and complaints, but to understand the whole patient. The type of doctor who would come to you if you were too sick to go to the doctor. The type who could practically heal you with just a touch. For many of us, this type of doctor wasn't a privilege -- it was a right. This is the type of doctor we wish we had today. ...more
Thank you for sharing this article.  My own PCP is moving to this model.more

Simple Tricks To Control Facial and Scalp Dandruff

Dandruff is really common and it doesn’t just affect your scalp.  Do you know that the ‘dry’ skin in your eyebrows or around your nose could actually be facial dandruff, not really dry skin?I see a lot of patients with dandruff.  Doctors and scientists don’t know what causes dandruff and we don’t know how to cure it, but we have figured out some pretty effective ways to control it. ...more

Let’s hear it for the boys…. Let’s hear it for my baby

It was Saturday night, and we were expecting friends over for dinner.  My husband, Marc, and I were about to start doing the prep work, so that when our friends arrived we could focus on them instead of the Cesar salad and shrimp parmesan over linguine which were serving for dinner.  As we were about to start cooking, Alex the cat, made sure to point out to us he was ready for his evening meal. “I will get it for him,” I called out to Marc.  “Is tonight a Pepcid night?” “Prevacid?” he questioned. “Pepcid, Prevacid…. Whatever?...more

The Clueless Caregiver

You know the age-old wedding vow, “In sickness and in health”? Well, when I stood under the chuppah and got married three short years ago, I never really gave much thought to that vow. Unfortunately for my husband’s sake, I really should have....more

We too dated a long time before marrying, in fact we lived in two different states flying to see ...more

Hello, my name is reality (Part III)

Parts I and II are here. ************************** My daily stops became part of our routine. I could tell she was having a hard time adapting to the reality of her new circumstances, though. Her family visited regularly and she put on an optimistic face, but the permanence of "I may never walk again" is a hard pill to swallow for anyone. ...more

Hello, my name is reality (part II)

If you missed part I, click here. Progress is gauged by the level of music in the OR.  Routine procedure?  ipod blaring.  Tough cases have a soundtrack consisting of crisp orders and little else....more

Hello, my name is reality (part I)

I've been blogging for a while but only alluded to some of my past.  This material is heavier stuff than I normally post but I felt like I couldn't discuss my future without the relevant context.  So, my blog will be taking a slightly different turn for the moment.  Welcome inside my head. **Certain elements of this story have been changed to protect patient privacy.** I was 17 when I met them....more
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