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A 2 Day Work Week Seeing Patients

Over the past month, I’ve been living in Los Angeles, an inarguably expensive US city. I’ve managed to live here without a car though I hitch a ride with my girlfriend from time to time and piece the rest together by bus and ride-sharing apps. I’ve managed to live here comfortably working only 2 days […]

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My Website, My Resume

Medicine – man, what a career. It’s a chaotic, lucrative, and rewarding mess which I’ve been involved in ever since 1996 when I decided to pursue it in undergrad. Medicine doesn’t care too much about my resume and so having a website to highlight my work is unnecessary. But my website is my resume when […]

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Back in the Urgent Care Clinic – Los Angeles

I’m back in the clinic seeing patients in the urgent care. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen patients face to face; April 2020 – that’s 18 months ago. Even then, it was in a primary care clinic. So let’s talk about finding an urgent care job and how it’s been going. I wasn’t […]

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Why Patient Empowerment Matters

Patient empowerment is putting the patient back in the driver’s seat. It’s making you their medical expert but helping them feel like they are in control. It’s what a lot of psychotherapy is designed to do. And yet in western medicine, our patient-doctor relationship often creates a power dynamic that achieves the exact opposite. Empowering […]

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Feeling Stuck in Medicine

You know that feeling of being stuck in a relationship? You aren’t ready to leave the relationship but if something happened and it ended you’d feel so relieved. That’s been my feeling towards my medical career – feeling stuck in medicine and not knowing what to do about it. I write a lot about medicine […]