Monthly archive for ‘ September, 2012 ’

Coloring with the fat crayons…OB ward stories continue

30th September 2012 | 0 Comments

When delivering a baby, there are certain events that must take place before the baby makes an entrance.  The nurses set the scene with a table of instruments, the bed is broken down, the patient is prepped and draped “in usual sterile fashion”, and the physician is gowned and gloved.  Now, occasionally these steps are […]


Peanut butter and jelly…the cure for what ails you.

26th September 2012 | 1 Comment

Today started sometime yesterday.  Call has a way of doing that.  Yesterday was a busy day delivering babies.  The kind of day where you run from one room, still wearing the miscellaneous fluids of that delivery, to the next room so you make it in time to catch the baby making his or her entrance […]


New Year’s, producing babies since…well, New Year’s.

25th September 2012 | 1 Comment

There are days when I wake up with my hair on fire, and I know.  It’s going to be an on-fire day.  Back on OB service this month.  SL is different than other residencies.  I am on OB, but family medicine doesn’t stop because of that.  I mean, we didn’t go into month-by-month specialist medicine, […]


Newbie doctors and football.

22nd September 2012 | 0 Comments

At SL, we take home call.  Basically, if the hospital needs something they call you and you go in, but if not, you get to hang on your sofa instead of the call sofa.  Home call is much better than in-house call. Especially when you get out of “the house” before the fam has finished […]


We’re mourning the end of a great time.

19th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Practice management is coming to an end.  Let’s take a minute to mourn it’s passing.  Ok.  It really has been a great month.  We have gotten tons of information for how to BE practicing physicians.  AND…then there are the afternoons on the boat, the breakfasts, the afternoon treats, and the casual days.  Today was the […]


Have no fear…I have a sun hat.

17th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Doctor or Mom.  That’s like asking is the sun bright or hot.  It can’t help but to be both.  Today was a busy clinic day that started with a little patient at home.  As rural family practice residents we make home visits monthly.  But, I try not to make MY home the destination.  It’s so […]


Beam me up something easy.

13th September 2012 | 0 Comments

I long for the days when the hardest decision I had to make was a cheeseburger or chicken mcnugget happy meal™.  Not that I’m advocating fast food for dinner.  But, it sure beats having to decide whether the lab results you’re looking at are real or an error.  That was before clinic ever started. Clinic […]


The barista is in…just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

12th September 2012 | 0 Comments

If I weren’t going to be a doctor, I’d be a Starbucks barista.  Or I’d work in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.  So today we’re putting the fun and mental in fundamental in Practice Management. The big scary stuff has us considering other occupations.  Dr B is off to be a ranger in Jellystone.  And, Dr […]


Happy Birthday…cupcakes and call

11th September 2012 | 0 Comments

I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.1 I agree Alexander.  This morning was getting down to the business of how to get a job.  You’d think that after you worked hard, passed your Step exams, and gained clinical experience in residency that people would be beating […]


Lick it one day at a time…

7th September 2012 | 0 Comments

Tell me you remember Peanuts. Schulz was a master of society. I’m convinced at any day and time I could be any of those characters. Schulz said, “Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.” Today was an ice cream day. Some days you have those. After […]