The bright side of medicine

Every weekday during lunch time, I scurry out of my clinic and head towards the doctor’s lounge because the food is free (even though most of the time I am not sure what it is)! But more ...

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The Weight of Medicine

I have a confession to make: I sometimes look forward to my trips to the bathroom at work. Being a busy pediatrician, it can be the only alone time I get to myself; and on occasion you just need ...

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Physicians must show empathy

A few months ago, the father of one of my best friends was diagnosed with cancer. He had to have surgery to remove the tumor. His father, being someone I’d known since childhood was like an uncle ...

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Family comes first

While examining a newborn baby for the first time, a mother happened to ask me, “Doc, what was your name?” “Dr. Bailony,” I replied.  “Wow, that was the name of my pediatrician as a kid,” she ...

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The Importance of Primary Care

One night while on call, I was sitting in a loud downtown restaurant when I received a phone call from the hospital. I didn’t think I’d be able to hear the call, and so I scurried around to ...

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Quit Being Such a Bully

“I want to hurt myself.” That was the only thing written on an otherwise blank page. The other day, the mother of a bright 2nd grader, showed me that alarming note.  Apparently the boy wrote it ...

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Facetime

The other day I was in a patient room making small talk with a 7 year-old, and I asked him, “What do you wanna be when you grow up?” He quickly replied, “An inventor!” This of course led me to ...

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