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Another Day, Another Reason I Love My Job →

I love my job.

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Why I Prescribe the Love Drug →

As a doctor, it’s my job to figure out what patients really need. Some need antibiotics. Some need pain pills. But everyone needs love. During med school I cared for burned children. One of my patients was a 3-year-old with

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Why Health Care Lacks Love →

I am a woman doctor, but I inherited a patriarchal medical model. A patriarchal medical model rewards male values. MALE VALUES: Speed Volume Bigness  Toughness Graphs Charts Algorithms Proof Strength Fighting War metaphors But I am a woman doctor. I

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Love Is Medicine →

It’s Valentine’s Day 1997. I’m at Sacred Heart Hospital admitting a colleague’s patient—an elderly man dying of heart disease. On oxygen, gasping for life, he exchanges no words. His wife—unable to bear the pain of watching him die—leaves the room.

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