Doctors Alone Can’t Save Vaccination

As a general pediatrician, I talked to a lot of vaccine hesitant families, and I found that the worst stereotypes generally didn’t apply. Anti-vaxxers on the whole are people who actually do love their kids; they’ve just been horribly misled by misinformation on the internet. Some pediatric practices won’t see parents who won’t vaccinate their …

About China and Immigrants

As I have said, in order to make it bearable for people to read this terribly serious story, I loaded it with humorous stories from my fun relationships with my wonderful (often foreign-born) co-workers, whom I loved. Both because the stories lighten an otherwise very tense mood, and because of my affection for my colleagues, …

Careful What You Wish For

Here’s my ultimate “Careful what you wish for” story from medicine: One night, when I was on call on the labor and delivery ward as a med student, my boyfriend “Mark,” who also worked at the county hospital as a biomed tech, kindly brought me dinner. There was a lull in the action on the …