Women in Medicine Q&A

Women in Medicine Q&A Featuring Amy Paré (Editor’s Note: September is Women in Medicine month and to celebrate this topic and piggyback on last week’s post about balance, we are featuring a remarkable woman who is also a physician, a mom and a medical spouse on the blog this week. To read more Q&As from […] Continue reading →

Mr. Dr. Fortner

By Jonathan Fortner In the summer of 2001, my wife and I had just settled into a new city as she began her OB/GYN residency. As we stood nervously at the welcome dinner for the new interns, the chairman’s wife turned to me and said, “So you must be Dr. Fortner, it’s nice to meet […] Continue reading →

The Art of the Medical Move

The Art of the Medical Move By Jordyn Paradis Hagar As summer wanes, July 1st has come and gone and the new med students, interns and residents are settling in.  Not to mention those physicians starting a new job that comes at the end of training (at least I’ve heard that’s what happens at the […] Continue reading →

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment

Be Flexible and Avoid Resentment by Donna Baver Rovito Recently, a young intern’s wife expressed her frustration and despair to her new resident husband, during the fifth week of his internship, telling him that residency is so much harder than she’d expected, and that it’s difficult for her to handle their children on her own […] Continue reading →

So You Married a Physician…

  So You Married a Physician… By Julia E. Sotile, MSW, LCSW: Mary O. Sotile, MA, LPC; Wayne M. Sotile, PhD.   Our years of experience working with physicians and their families have taught us that medical couples (both one- and two-physician couples) who transition into and out of medical training deal with a similar dynamic: […] Continue reading →

PGY What?

(Editor’s note – Please allow us to introduce Sarah Smith Johnson, the newly appointed editor of the Physician Family weekly blog. Sarah brings a wealth of editing and writing experience to our editorial advisory board, and we’re thrilled to have her with us.  A lifelong medical family member, Sarah has navigated a long training road with […] Continue reading →