Empathy: The Best Kind of Medicine

Here I sit, in our closet of an ICU workroom, my left leg is locked straight in a rather cumbersome brace. ACL surgery was 3 weeks ago and I’m struggling to work the 12 hour days while fully participating in the rehab process. My husband still has to help me put my compression socks on … Continue reading Empathy: The Best Kind of Medicine

When Doctor’s are in the Sick Role

By Lauren Willis-Wood, MD “I’m so sorry you’re here at 3 AM”, I say for the millionth time and smile sympathetically at parents sitting with their irritable, stuffy and feverish baby in the ER room.  In the midst of respiratory season and in the middle of my month rotating in the Pediatric ER, this scene … Continue reading When Doctor’s are in the Sick Role