Who Heals the Healers?

Who Heals the Healers? New Issue of Physician Family Magazine Focuses on Stress and Burnout By Donna Baver Rovito Who heals the healers? There’s an epidemic afflicting America’s physicians – and the old adage “Physician, heal thyself” just won’t cut it this time. Physician stress and burnout are at an all-time high, with more than […] Continue reading →

The Making of a Medical Family

The Making of a Medical Family By Emily Loeb June 30 is a date that those in the medical world know well; it’s the official end of the medical training calendar year. July 1 represents new beginnings: beginning of the academic year, an internship, a residency, or a fellowship. This year was our tenth and […] Continue reading →

Letter to a young doctor’s girlfriend

Letter to a young doctor’s girlfriend By Megan Sharma I was recently inspired by Dr. Suzanne Koven’s Letter to a Young Female Physician, published in “The New England Journal of Medicine.” In her letter to herself as a young doctor, Dr. Koven describes the challenges she will face and the battle waging within her own mind: “I have wasted […] Continue reading →

Welcome to Resident Widowhood

Welcome to Resident Widowhood by Angelic Rodgers   Video: Residency Training, Long Hours, and the Effects on Patient Outcomes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qJCzjyi-dE   John Green, author of Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, also does great videos on YouTube and I was not surprised at all to find that he’s the executive producer of Healthcare Triage. I suspect […] Continue reading →

On Being “Dr. Dad”

On Being “Dr. Dad” by Cedrek McFadden I take my 10-year-old son to school as many school days as possible. We recap events from the prior day, and I give him early morning pep talks. It is a rarity, however, that I pick him up from school. During one of those rare occasions, he got […] Continue reading →

Keep this, Not that

Keep this, Not that By Stacie Johnson What to wear, what to eat, what time to leave to beat traffic, what to listen to on your playlist, and responding to your kids demands and it is only 7:05 am.  You made all those decisions within the first five minutes of hitting the alarm clock. We […] Continue reading →

When Life Gets in the Way

When Life Gets in the Way By Mary Gebara It’s 6:00 PM and you’ve just walked in the door from one, two or maybe three different extra-curricular activities. Homework needs to get done, dance and sport equipment are thrown all over the entry way and you’re still trying to figure out how to get dinner […] Continue reading →

For Mom

For Mom By Marysa Stevens My brother Tyson, mom Lynda, me, and Tahoe, my dog. Last fall I took a stained-glass art class. When a friend invited me, I thought I was signing up for an art class just painting glass, I didn’t know that we would actually be cutting glass into shapes and soldering […] Continue reading →