Children

Organic Free Lunch….or why I can’t be a pediatrician in the American suburbs

June 24, 2011 Amy ChildrenResidencyThe Future

As I ponder the mysteries of being an American pediatrician again. I find myself struggling to relate to American Moms who come from my socioeconomic level…. 1. Moms shell out for organic, soy, sensitive, Free range, IQ boosting formula but won’t breast feed their babies.  They shell out for organic, homemade, free range, rice based […]

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SOAPBOX

February 25, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFamilyFriendsPatient-nessResidencyThe Future

President Obama’s budget as it stands will substantially slash pediatric graduate medical education (PEDIATRIC RESIDENCIES) and funding for all of our nation’s childrens hospitals on Sept 30. The current plan would force many smaller pediatric training programs particularly the primary care based programs to have to close their doors to new residents. Larger programs would […]

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Its the circle….circle of…

February 15, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffPatient-nessRandomResidency

Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get Up. Just keep smiling. Just keep smiling. Just keep smiling. Just keep smiling. Just keep smiling. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get up. Fall down. Get Up. Welcome to the world of chronic illness. It […]

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I choose to fight…

January 9, 2011 Amy ChildrenResidency

Its like they are a all the same girl.  14-16ish, beautiful and full of potential.  Some still bring bears or blankets from home. One brought a bible with a book mark.  They all have PID (Pelvic inflammatory Disease->aka a sexually transmitted infection that has been there long enough it has found its way up into […]

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and then there was light…a great light

November 28, 2010 Amy ChildrenJesusRandom

I am legally blind.  With contacts or glasses I can see about 20/30.   I have about -14 in one eye and -15 in the other. I have worn glasses since I was 7 mons old. My parents tell me that when I got glasses my whole life changed,  I waved to everyone on the street […]

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