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d.o.ctor

New York, New York
I share my anecdotes as a non-traditional, Osteopathic medical student. My goal is to portray a realistic, genuine picture of my experience as a medical student, and specifically as an Osteopathic medical student. It's sometimes stressful, often humorous, and always reflective. I invite you to... Full Bio
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On Unrelated Symptoms & Patient Advocacy by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Sometimes you think you know, but you really don't. Other times you convince yourself you don't know, but you actually do. But the moments when you're absolutely sure you k ... Read on »
A Complicated Catch by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc She was young, really young. That was the first thought that popped into my head when I walked into the birthing suite on the L&D floor. The mom-to-be was laughing at a jok ... Read on »
When It All Felt Right by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm sitting on my porch, leaning back in the deck chair and draining the last dregs of tea from my mug. The air is thick with the scent of hyacinth, my lungs filling with a ... Read on »
A Couple of Patients by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There were times on my Family Med rotation where the days would have a theme to it. There was a day of three back-back cases of pus-oozing abscesses. Fun times. And there w ... Read on »
My Voice by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc To say it has been a while would be an understatement. And as the days have ticked by, it felt harder and harder for me to return to this space that once felt like home. Th ... Read on »
Finding the Love in Medicine by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm three weeks into my Pediatrics rotation. I'm sitting in a kitchen in a farm house with a wrap around porch situated on a rural medical facility, delighting in raspberry ... Read on »
Physical Exam on a Teddy Bear by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc He was blueberry blue, about 10 inches tall, and he looked like he had been through a lot of adventures on the playground. Up until that point, I had never done a physical ... Read on »
A New Year by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Two weeks into the new year, and I've got to say 2012 ain't so bad folks. Spent the Christmas holiday with family, NYE with friends and super tasty food including a cannoli ... Read on »
On Poaching an Egg and Lessons Learned by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I wasn't much of a fan of eggs growing up. Perhaps that's because I was always served scrambled eggs all the time. It's a weird texture, isn't it? But as an adult, I slowly ... Read on »
The People We Meet by d.o.ctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I've been thinking about the people I've met throughout my life. The people I've come across in the various places I've lived. It's fascinating how we can form relationship ... Read on »