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The tattoo

During a late-night emergency room shift, I took care of a cranky but high-spirited woman with back pain. A CT scan revealed a new compression fracture, and despite my attempts to persuade her to stay pain management and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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Time to act: advocacy for medical professionals

Given the current political climate in the US and abroad, friends and I have been brainstorming ways that providers at all levels can continue to provide equal access to care and advocate for disadvantaged populations.Advocacy includes procedures, prescriptions, counseling, networking, … Continue reading

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“I cared for people who were living the American dream:” conversations with a former community health center pediatrician

You know a pediatrics clinic is good when it’s the one that all the local doctors take their children to. This was the oupatient pediatrics site that I was stationed at. It was a lovely, bright, clean place, with relatively … Continue reading

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