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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...

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When physicians get sick

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/08/when-physicians-get-sick-we-are-just-a-human-as-the-patients-we-treat.html 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...

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A physician’s convoluted FMLA journey

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/a-physicians-convoluted-fmla-journey.html 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...

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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...

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A pulmonologist’s COVID diary

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/07/a-pulmonologists-covid-diary.html June 25 – Like most physicians, I am bad at scheduling my own doctors visit. This year, despite COVID craziness, I had made an appointment with a new PCP to get Singulair refills (my allergies were...

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COVID-19 Diaries

COVID-19 Diaries

PREVIEW 2019…. I was starting to feel the ‘burnout’ that is much talked and written about in physician blogs and communities. I was feeling sorry for myself without really knowing that I was feeling sorry for myself. And when say ‘myself’ I mean the broken system in...

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