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I don't get on the defensive when I read or hear medical industry and doctor bashing because I know I strive to approach my patients as humanistically as possible and have had to sort of swim against the tide myself. I am an osteopathic physician and chose this side of medicine because of the philosophical ideals for patient care and interaction that are promoted during training. I felt that rather than be an outlier in my approach to patients in the usual allopathic model...
screenname La Limena #pregnancy for you 2 EDD July 6, 2008 where you plan to birth at home with a midwife other children/birth stats DS born 5/04 other stuff I'm missing? I am an ophthalmologist, DH is a SAHD, we also have 3 dogs (pug, shih tzu, chihuahua) and I take voice lessons for fun and love to read
Hi doctorjen. Did you do an OB fellowship? Hopefully not. At my clerkship hospital we had 1 or 2 FPs doing OB fellowships, and the result was that they just got swept up into the surgical realm too, so that any non-surgical perspective they may have originally brought to medicine was soon reduced or erased by the same c section training and highly interventive labor management education that the OB residents experienced. The interesting thing to me is that IME many...
DS exclusively coslept with DH and I until a couple of months ago when he transitioned into his toddler bed which abuts my side of our queen. Now he just crawls over a few mornings a week. He also has a bedroom with a twin bed. It is made up nicely with a cute quilt which coordinates well with the walls and valances but he has never slept in it at night. A handful of times he has napped on it in the daytime, but it is mainly for decorative purposes. Or now that I am...
I am new to MDC. I am not sure how I didn't manage to find this community sooner, but I am glad to have found it now. My family lives in Orange County, CA. I am an ophthalmologist and DH has been a SAHD (accountant by training) caring for our almost 4 y/o DS. I am 28 weeks pregnant with DS#2. With DS#1 I intended a med free birth at an alternative birthing center with my great OB, but after 2 sleepless nights and trial of labor at the birthing center I chose to go...
OB/GYN is a surgical specialty which is great for someone wanting to be a surgeon but is brings the consequence of not being so great for normal pregnant women. I am a surgical subspecialist, but when I applied to medical school I planned on going into women's health (even wrote a great paper on the history of midwifery in America and one on the rise of cesarean sections as an undergrad). I found during my OB clerkship (at a large county facility) that there was just...
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