Have you ever walked into a hospital before shift change in the early morning hours?  The lights are dimmer, there is scarce staff walking to their floors, and people are counting the minutes until the new staff comes.  Most staff exist in this survival mode to get to the arrival of the new nurses.  Sometimes you can even smell the burned coffee sitting on the bottom of the coffee maker.  ...

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Physicians dedicate their lives to serving their patients and the communities in which they reside.  We work tirelessly to educate and protect people, regardless of their background, political affiliation, immigration status, or gender.  Most of us have worked to educate our local and state governments, schools, and patients about this pandemic to empower them to take safe measures to protect their families. We are fighting a war to control this virus, ...

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As physicians, we have a unique perspective on racial justice. As an OB/GYN, I am trusted by women, the LGBTQ community, and people of all ethnic backgrounds to take care of them when they are at their most vulnerable.  America is at a health care crossroads, and the decisions we make today will affect generations to come. The very principle of equality is at the heart of these issues. We need ...

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It was an average Minnesota fall day. I ran out of the house to do a 3 a.m. vaginal delivery.  I was tired, both mentally and physically.  Medicine has always been such a joyous calling for me.  I probably commit nearly 16 hours a day to my job in one way, shape or form, whether its education, writing, clinic duties.  Everyone has always asked me how I haven't gotten burned ...

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After the combination of COVID-19 and George Floyd's death, it felt like time stood still across the Twin Cities.  As a physician, I couldn't understand how a pandemic response could be partisan.  However, I became even more shocked at the partisan divide when it came time to discuss racism and gender equity.  As a physician, we take an oath to protect life.  We are trained to care for people in ...

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