Being a doctor mom is a beautiful paradox of feeling like a badass one moment and a frazzled I-don’t-know-what-the-heck-I-am-doing mess of a person. Being a female physician, the majority of us feel there is a societal and cultural pressure to be perfect all the time in every sphere of our life: as a professional, parent, and person. Obviously, expecting perfection is a bit unrealistic.
Among doctor moms, there are some common ...
Do you ever wonder
what compels someone to walk away from their current life
to leave all they worked for — jobs, spouses, kids — behind?
The community around them are caught off guard
of how unhappy or unfulfilled or
the silent suffering
that made their life so hard.
We say it is shocking and act so surprised.
But that seems a pretense.
It's no secret that compassion fatigue and physician burnout
are both on a steady rise.
For us in ...
In my early days as a pediatrician, I felt a little bit at a loss when parents asked specific parenting questions. Of course, I could offer them advice and refer resources, but it was as a physician unaware of the nuances of parenting.
The tactile temperature
A thermometer gives one measurement, not a range. When parents respond, “Yes, at least 102-degrees," I was initially puzzled. The clarification, "I could feel it. ...