With all of its frustrations and challenges, I love my job.  In fact, the very things that make primary care so difficult and often times exhausting are also what make it in my opinion the most awesome field in medicine. When I was in grade school, I wanted to be a physician.  My parents would take me to the pediatrician for routine check-ups or when I wasn't feeling so great and I remember ...

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If you Google “skinny definition” what will pop up is the following: Adjective: (of a person or part of their body) Unattractively thin. The word skinny according to Webster’s is defined as the following: 1. resembling skin: membranous 2a. lacking sufficient flesh: very thin: emaciated 2b. lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. So how did our culture take this word and use it to represent a goal, or rather set "skinny" as a ...

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As an MD, nutritious and healthy cooking and eating are very important to me. We as physicians do not receive adequate training in nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease prevention in general while in medical school or in residency.  On top of that, we work long and difficult hours, often overnight shifts during which we consume processed, fatty foods, void of any nutritious value and we find ourselves suddenly with an ...

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