It’s been almost two years since returned to medicine after a three-year hiatus from practice.  I recently finished the longest week of work I have had since starting this job.  I had a family emergency and a conference all converge around the same week, and ended up cramming two makeup days into an already full schedule.  It was long.  It was incredibly tiring.  I was very glad when I finally ...

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Over the past few years, I have realized that I have come to resent the word "just."  Certainly not in the civil sense of the word: social justice is the driving force behind virtually all the work I do these days.  I am talking about using "just" as a qualifier.  As in, "Oh, I'm just the medical student," or, "He's just a nurse."  We use it blatantly as an offense ...

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There are an awful lot of reasons that led up to my eventual resignation from a career in primary care medicine.  I don't know that any one of them is more important than the other (it really just depends on which day you ask me).  One that stands out for me though as a universal problem shared by millions is Managed Health Care, and the imposition it has posed on ...

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