Tagged with nonadherence

Just an oil change

Yesterday, with much dreaded anticipation, I took my car in for a routine oil change. Being the daughter of a mechanical engineer, of course I know that general car maintenance requires typical things like oil changes, air filter replacements, brakes checked, tire rotations, etc.  But I really really hate going in for any of these … Continue reading

The Sitting Month

Baby #2  just turned 9 months old recently.  It’s been amazing to think how quickly time has passed by in just a blink of the eye.  As I thought about all the fun and not-so-fun moments from the past nine months, I was thinking about the first postpartum month and all the craziness associated with … Continue reading

Awkward

A patient with diabetes called a couple of days ago to make an urgent appointment.  Due to some scheduling issues/trying to accommodate to her travel plans,  I had my assistant overbook the patient into my lunch break. This morning, about 1.5 hours before the appointment, the patient called to cancel because “her daughter was sick … Continue reading

The one who keeps coming back

Ms. L is a 60-something year old woman who came to see me recently for follow up of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.  She currently takes no medications.  She has not had a baseline bone density exam or colonoscopy.  She has not had a mammogram in over 2 years.  She denies any history of … Continue reading