I walk into my fifth operating room of the morning. “Good morning, Mr. Jacobs. My name is Dr. Michaelis. I will be the anesthesiologist helping to safely get your breathing tube in as we get your surgery started today.”  He nods and closes his eyes. That’s all he can see of me. My eyes. I am wearing my PAPR (powered air purifying respirator) and mask. For the second day this week, ...

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Recently, I realized that something needed to change in my family life. With three busy daughters at three different schools who participate in multiple activities along with my full-time job as an anesthesiologist, my life depended on accurate and concise communication. However, this was the third time in a week that a ball had been dropped between my husband and me. This time it resulted in my middle daughter, Laini, being ...

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