Dr. Heather’s Blog

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ― Anne Frank

Doctor Google

Over the years I’ve observed that advances in technology, when applied to medicine, are often a double edged sword.  Many good things can come from it, such as the electronic health record and the ability to access charts from anywhere and also track outcomes.  But usually, there is a downside or a trade off, andContinue reading “Doctor Google”

The Wisdom of Homer

In an effort to pass the time during these pandemic months, I’ve been binge watching many shows, including of course several Netflix series but also some old favorites such as Seinfeld and the Simpsons. Recently, I watched an episode of the Simpsons (S30/E5) entitled: Baby You Can’t Drive My Car. In this episode, a self-drivingContinue reading “The Wisdom of Homer”

“The” Covid

I have observed a unique phenomenon in that patients will mention certain diseases or diagnoses prefaced by “the.”  Such as gout:  it’s never, “I had gout” it’s “I had the gout.” Or, when a husband and wife are together in the room and he’s complaining of foot pain, she will say, “He has the gout,Continue reading ““The” Covid”


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