Tagged with physician

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

Practice what I preach, not what I do.

Disclaimer:  This post is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.  In my line of work, I end up seeing a lot of patients with diabetes and weight issues. I often wonder if the patients are actually listening and following through with my recommendations.  Most of the time, I think people’s eyes just … Continue reading

I’m pregnant!

During my fellowship training, I often heard my clinic preceptor say to her patients, “If you get pregnant, please let me know as soon as possible.  I want to be on the short list of people you call first, right after you talk to your husband and your parents.”  This is because in my field … Continue reading