#tuesdaythoughts Today is my first session with my new business coach and last night, I was reflecting on prior coaching experiences throughout my life. 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺, 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬, 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮. Although the context of the coaching experience I recall the most is probably a bit 𝘢𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭, I suspect the experience as a whole is not unfamiliar … Continue reading Better late than never.
So I tend to avoid checking my message requests on IG too often. They are typically filled with creepy “sugar daddies” or sketchy collaboration requests. BUT, I was thrilled when Emily reached out earlier this week. Emily is a pre-med student and aspiring allergist/immunologist!! So per her request…here is my journey to this awesome career! … Continue reading My journey to becoming an allergist/immunologist…
I was talking to my mentor not too long ago about navigating the niche I have attempted to carve out here in social media land and in my life. I am a scientist. A physician. An educator. But I am also a mother. An autoimmune patient. Granola without the nuts.Above all, I aim for balance. … Continue reading Balance
𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲?𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟗𝟐𝟖: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin through a happy accident! He left his cultures out uncovered and they became contaminated with mold spores. Today is an annual celebration to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label. 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝟷 𝘪𝘯 𝟷𝟶 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 … Continue reading National Penicillin Allergy Day!
One of the first lessons I distinctly recall from medical school: “𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬.”We were learning about interpreting lab values in the context of the patient’s clinical course. 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐛. Stop. Think. Don’t just use an algorithm. Consider the whole picture. The context. Consider the physiology. … Continue reading Treat the patient.
#FunFactFridayWe are all humans and sexuality is part of our human nature, but allergies and asthma can get in the way of a good time. According to a study of about 400 people with allergic rhinitis, 83% said that allergies affect their sex lives at least occasionally. Interestingly enough adrenaline that is released during arousal … Continue reading World Sexual Health Day
For many years, I would not leave the house without mascara. That said, the quest for #lashesfordays can be fraught problems from flaky mascara, irritation, and allergies. One particularly horrific example dating back to the 1930’s occurred with a product called Lash Lure, an eyelash darkening treatment containing paraphenylenediamine (PPD). Sadly this poor woman suffered … Continue reading Lashes!
Fall has always signaled new beginning for many reasons- the start of a new school year and a fresh start. For many reasons this is the worst time to start a blog- my professional busy season when schedules are packed with interview season for new fellows and so many of my patients struggling with fall … Continue reading Turning over a new leaf…