"What would you say to your doctor on your deathbed?"
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, M.D., a memoir ( This is an update of a previous post. This post contains an affiliate,commission paying link) Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a 36-year-old resident physician who had, as he wrote, “reached the mountaintop” of anticipating a promising career as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. He had … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi
Watercress Words is on Facebook where I post additional content to explore the heart of health just like I do here- posts to inform, instruct and inspire you . If you haven't visited me there, please do. Here are a few of my recent Facebook posts. Do you qualify to donate blood? This article from … Continue reading Watercress Words on Facebook
At one time, I worked at a hospital whose motto was "we're changing lives" in healthcare.In their promotions, they would share stories about patients whose lives have been improved through their medical care. Sometimes the people who work in healthcare have had their lives changed, also. I have recently shared these examples on the blog Facebook … Continue reading Celebrating change
(This post contains commission earning affiliate links at no extra costs to the buyer) Yesterday I told you about Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President. You can read part 1 here. Today, 2 more physician candidates from the Republican party. Randall “Rand” Paul, M.D., Republican party candidate Dr. Rand Paul, ophthalmologist, ran for … Continue reading From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran- part 2
Anyone who is following the United States Presidential campaign knows it has become one of the most unexpected, unpredictable and contentious races in history. And so far the candidates are only vying for their parties’ nominations. The qualifications for President are fairly simple (at least it seemed so until the controversy over Mr. Obama’s birth … Continue reading From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran
"Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart. Maybe this is true in any battle; it is surely true of a war that is waged with bleach and a prayer." Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine, 2014 Dr. Kent Brantly, missionary physician to Liberia Dr. Kent Brantly … Continue reading Surviving Ebola, “Called for Life”- Dr. Kent Brantly
Most people have an opinion about physician income in the United States. Those outside the profession think doctors are paid a lot of money, maybe too much money, while most physicians feel our incomes are justified, or even not enough. Parade magazine published it's annual salary survey, "What People Earn". Salaries range from nothing for a stay-at-home mom to millions … Continue reading How much money is your physician worth?