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The Beginning and the End

The life of a psychiatrist can be odd. Today, seven patients were scheduled. Two late-canceled, two no-showed. That left one who got sick, and two who came. No-shows were rare during the first decade I practiced medicine—probably no more than three or four. But the chaos of summer, and the mores of 2018 combined to…

Who Cares What the Numbers Say?

Who Cares What the Numbers Say Book and Kindle Covers

“Who Care What the Numbers Say?-“Statistically speaking, my mom didn’t have the luckiest year. But who cares about the numbers. I would be hard-pressed to find a smarter, cuter, more perfect mom.” Wilton, my daughter, wrote this birthday message, her love and confidence echoing. Hard to believe it’s almost the first anniversary of finding the…

It Hurts!!

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com From: Julia Burns Subject: Mastitis Date: March 19, 2014 To: Lisa C, MD Julia here with a medical problem. I have had mastitis since early February, which has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics. IT HURTS!! My doctor is trying to get me an appt. with the breast…

Introduction to Who Cares What the Numbers Say?

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

Remember the last time you had the flu and you were leaning over the toilet? That’s perfect concentration, meditation on one specific point: Please make it stop. Nothing distracts you or diminishes the power behind the one obsession you hold sacred. Let that be the last time. Make me well. When you’re handed a death…

Telling Patients

Who Cares What the Numbers Say

This is my first entry from my new book, Who Cares What the Numbers Say? My daughter named the book on my birthday, when she wrote her best wishes to me on Facebook. "Who cares what the numbers say, I'd be hard pressed to have a smarter, cuter, more perfect Mom." While practicing psychiatry in…