You're a physician. Act like it.
A local pediatrician wrote a blog entry this past week where he referred to those that question if our current vaccine schedule is safe for all children as "yapping dogs urinating on the tree of immunization." Yes, you read that correctly. A physician referred to patients as urinating yapping dogs. How have we arrived at a place where it is publicly acceptable for physicians to act in this manner? He is not the first physician to have written in such an unprofessional manner
The Best Minds of My Generation, but not the Grittiest
I was at the movie "Titanic" the night G overdosed and died. It was the winter of 1997 and "Titanic" was a pretty big deal. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I made my boyfriend take me. He wasn't happy because our friends were having what they called a wine party that night and he would have to miss it for what he considered a moronic movie. I enjoyed the movie and even shed a tear at the end. He did not. What we did not know was that our friends were having mu
The Neurodiversity Movement is Dangerous
I am a doctor who treats autism and a mom of two kids on the spectrum and I am on the spectrum myself. I love all my fellow autistics and all my fellow autism mamas and papas, but I cannot go on acting as though the neurodiversity movement is just another wonderful diverse color in the autism rainbow. It is dangerous. I am going to tell you why. For those not aware, the neurodiversity movement within autism is of the belief that autism should be viewed as just another way of
Limes for Dessert
I have always been able to quickly assess if a clinician is worth my time at one of my son's appointments by: 1. how genuine they are and 2. how thorough they are. Genuine is something you either are or are not. But thorough is a little different. All doctors start out thorough. A medical student who is anything but thorough will soon be eaten alive by their superiors. But so many doctors lose this important trait as their training goes on. I was being thorough when I order