Sunday, January 27, 2013


there are always a small but steady stream of articles circulating in the medical world and elsewhere  about doctor burnout. (apparently we are more prone to it then other professions.)  reading them, i never felt they applied to me.  until recently at least.  they say the doctor who treats herself, treats a fool, but i am feeling pretty confident in my self diagnosis.

it seems a perfect storm has arisen in my professional life - a too busy practice, growing EHR demands that increasingly and unrelentingly sap my time, energy and spirit, and the most dreaded (and overrated)  Maintenance of Certification, a yearlong slog through marginally beneficial and mostly burdensome requirements culminating in an very expensive and stressful exam.

fortunately for me i am an eternal optimist.

my prescription:  time

it heals most wounds.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

doctor nightmare

needless to say, i was very happy to wake up this morning and come to the realization that i do not have to repeat my last year of residency. it was just a dream nightmare.

Monday, January 7, 2013

note to self: floss

my dental hygienist was so nice until she got those instruments of torture in her hands. then the battle between her and my gums began.  when she put the suction tube in my mouth and i saw all the blood running up through the tubing i just closed my eyes and tried to go to my happy place.  my poor gums didn't stand a chance.