Sameer Sood, DO Sameer Sood, DO

2018: New Year, New Health Through Health Care

With the beginning of a new year, many of us create resolutions to do what we have been unable to in the past. We resolve to change our behaviors to lose weight, quit smoking, or write more (check!), but somehow 92 percent of us end up failing.

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Joyce Copeland, MD Joyce Copeland, M.D.

It is Christmas evening and I have just returned from the annual family gathering and, while tired from the journey, I am filled with gratitude for having another set of memories to add to my life story. There are the long traditions such as always having the family together at our family home. Christmas services at the church I grew up in brings back such memories of my parents. The kids Christmas service is always full of surprises that everyone enjoys for its innocence and provides laughter which is such a healing experience.

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Mansi Shah, MD Mansi Shah, M.D.

Recently, a friend sent me an article titled "The 6 Things Millennials Bring Up the Most in Therapy." It was easy to identify with most of the issues brought up in the article, and I found myself relieved to see that these challenges were common among people my age. Some of these topics felt even more pressing for those of us in medical training, so I decided to add a few reflections below specific to medical s

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Jonathan Jimenez, MD, MPH Jonathan Jimenez, M.D., MPH

“Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning at the funeral.”

Khalil Gibran, On Houses

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

Recently, I engaged with some colleagues in a heartfelt conversation about the sense of purpose I feel when caring for patients during the transition times in their life. Oftentimes these transitions occur following a new diagnosis or change in patient status. We spoke of the value of continuity in the doctor-patient relationship and the importance of being fully present in the moment. This requires that physicians go beyond the external trappings of the encounter and commit the entirety of their self to the patient relationship at that moment.

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