My Mom is a Doctor, My Dad is a Dad.

“My mom is a doctor, my dad is a Dad.” So stated one of our children in their autobiography assignment for school.  I kept reading, curious what would come next. “My dad usually stays home and cleans up, and takes care of the pets.” I thought for a moment.  “That’s very good, honey, but do … Read moreMy Mom is a Doctor, My Dad is a Dad.

Guilt and the Physician Mom: Doing Enough; not Perfection

Recently I was enjoying a “mom day” running errands with the kids, you know, the usual essentials — groceries, school supplies, and espresso coffee drive-through. At this last stop, the barista made small talk and, seeing the kids in the back seat,  joked about school starting soon and how I must be looking forward to … Read moreGuilt and the Physician Mom: Doing Enough; not Perfection

On perceptions of female physicians: from planes to preschools.

I recently read on kevinmd.com the accounts of women physicians who attempted to help passengers in air flight emergencies and were incredulously pushed aside and not allowed to provide emergency care.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Physicians blocked from providing emergency medical care because the flight attendants didn’t believe they were physicians — we can only assume based on their appearance…

Read moreOn perceptions of female physicians: from planes to preschools.

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