Back to the ICU

Its 5:45 am. I am already awake, waiting for the alarm to go off. I tend to wake up every few hours to check the time, when I am nervous. It’s my first day back to the ICU after a 10-week hiatus, following knee surgery. I am not as far along in my recovery, as I had...

When physicians get sick

When physicians get sick: We are just as human as the patients we treat Physicians are natural caregivers. We are in-tune with the needs of our patients, often to the detriment of our own health. It is a rite of passage during medical school to stand in for lengthy...

A physician’s convoluted FMLA journey

A physician’s convoluted FMLA journey I have dealt with unstable knees since childhood. In December 2019, I noticed knee swelling, which would improve with rest. This flare-up was not unusual, except that the swelling and pain gradually became a routine fixture...

How should women be treated?

Women have been around as long as men. There are approximately as many women in this world as there are men. Then why is ‘how should women be treated’ still a mystery and a topic that requires attention? I don’t have answers to these questions. But I do have a few...