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Ellie Patient Expert

Frederick, Maryland
I'm a paramedic in transition.  Working on my disaster management masters degree in England.
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6 May by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc One day, you will be a patio again. Read on »
3 May by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am Root.  This baby was under my old patio and was quite difficult to remove.  Tree long dead.   Read on »
2 May by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's not May without a picture of some flowers. Read on »
1 May by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc You thought I forgot.  The whole blogging world has been wringing it's hands worried that I forgot to post a photo a day for May of 2015. Well, I'm back, baby!  I took the ... Read on »
Not My Emergency by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have been working for the past few months on a genuine ambulance, as opposed to being the ALS chase car.  I had not realized how much nonsense I'd been shielded from ove ... Read on »
Blogiversary 10 by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Like all previous blogiversaries, number 10, the one that deserved a party the most, has gone by without mention.  In fact, much to my shock and yours, blogiversary 9 was ... Read on »
Back to School by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In preparation for potentially, maybe, hopefully applying for and going to PA school, this year I'm going to be taking (and re-taking) some prerequisites.  I figure that tha ... Read on »
Calls Round-Up by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Looking back in the blog, I see that I used to at least mention calls I'd been on that week/day/month.  Over time, I realized that all of this documentation could have got ... Read on »
College is for Everyone by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yes, I'm one of those assholes.  The one that says "Well, I know college isn't for everyone." while secretly thinking, "Except for my kids.  Only idiots don't go to colleg ... Read on »
A Few of My Favorite Things by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last week, I got to go to the EMS World conference in Nashville, TN.  More on Tennessee later.  But, like every time I have been to an EMS conference, I was left wishing I h ... Read on »
Step 2 of 1 Million by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Last week I stayed up until midnight, on a day when I really didn't want to, in order to register for spring classes.  I have a vague memory of the first time I went to co ... Read on »
New Wild-Ass Plan by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The trouble with this plan is that it has so many fail points that I am afraid to advertise it.  It is also a very long-game type of plan (at least four years to completion) ... Read on »
So, I'm afraid of bats. by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I just finished brushing my teeth when I heard a weird noise down the hall in my bedroom.  Noises themselves are not unusual, bedtime is a typical period for the cats to dec ... Read on »
Presentation by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There's been some of discussion lately around work about wearing shorts on scenes in the summer.  Some providers argue that 'if they are truly sick, patients won't care what ... Read on »
Dream Job by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When I was a kid, I wanted to be a paramedic.  Almost every year in my school books I said I wanted to be a firefighter, EMT, or paramedic. The evolution was easy.  Once I r ... Read on »
Not an Alien by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It was a necklace.  A necklace of tiny plastic purple beads. Yes, those are definitely tiny plastic purple beads, or maybe not.  Is that a sex toy?  No, that is more ridicul ... Read on »
1000th Post! by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This lovely orchid plant was my grandmothers, who kept the finicky plant alive for several years. It is now under my care...I give it a week. This, more importantly, a ... Read on »
30 Pearls by Ellie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I started this post back in last summer. I finally dreamed up the last couple while cleaning out my drafts. I'm cleaning out my draft posts because I am nearing a blogger ... Read on »