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This is an oncologist’s personal blog on maintaining hope in medicine, work-life balance, and various other musings.

Hi, my name is Dr. Jennifer Lycette.  I am a community oncologist and hematologist.  I have been in community practice for over 10 years.

I created this site with an idea to promote hope for physicians, both in our practices and our lives outside of work.  Like perhaps some of you, I find writing to be an outlet for the stresses of my practice.  I am driven to write about moments in medicine that have affected me in profound ways.

In the current epidemic of physician burnout, I strive to write honestly about the challenges physicians are facing in an unprecedented era of technology and demands.  I hope this blog will help other physicians who might be feeling the same challenges.

While some of my posts cover the challenges of being a mom in medicine, I think the content can apply to men and women equally.

If you read something that resonates with you, please leave a comment, or contact me.

A like or a share is always appreciated too.

While a majority of the content is directed toward physicians, non-physicians have reached out to tell me how the content has touched them as well, so if you are not a physician, please feel free to browse and read, and tell us what you think.

If you have found this site as a patient, you can also check out the patient resources page.

I have had narrative medicine pieces published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Oncology, The ASCO POST, and The Journal of Medical Oncology. I sometimes cross-post on Doximity, and KevinMD.com, and as of August, 2017, I have a parallel blog on DocCheck.com.

Here’s where to find my published medical narratives.

I live and work in the great and wonderful Pacific Northwest, in Astoria, OR, on the beautiful North Oregon Coast, where I live with my husband and 3 children.  Read more about my background growing up in Anchorage, AK, and my journey into medicine and oncology.

The photos throughout the site were taken locally by my photographer husband Jason Lycette.  Read more about the photos and link to image gallery.

crashing waves oregon coast
Crashing Waves on the Oregon Coast

General disclaimer:  This is a personal blog. Any views or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to the blog owner and do not represent those of people, institutions or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated.

Blog disclaimer:  While I make every effort to post correct information, I am still learning.  I will double check all my facts but realize that medicine is a constantly changing science and art.  One doctor may have a different way of doing things from another.  I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.  I take no money from drug or device companies.  By reading this blog, you agree not to use this blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating.  Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having.  This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the blog.  Under no circumstances shall Jennifer Lycette, MD, any guests or contributors to the blog, or any associates or affiliates of Dr. Lycette be responsible for damages arising from use of the blog.

Privacy notice: This website and blog are HIPPA compliant.  While you may give your email address to subscribe to the blog posts or to post information on the website/blog, I will never share your email address or contact information with any third parties without your explicit permission.

The Site is protected by United States copyright laws. The Author hereby reserves any and all intellectual property rights in the Site.  All blog posts can be re-distributed via hard copy or electronic copy for free ONLY if Dr. Lycette is included as the acknowledged author within the actual media that is re-distributed.

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