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Stories about general surgery, trauma surgery, dumb patients, dumb doctors, and dumb shit from the dumb world around us.
Annual Physical
2016-10-26 14:23
It's that time of year again - time for my annual physical.  Or I should say, time for me to be a hypocrite and ignore slash skip my annual physical.  I had one about 6 or 7 years… Read More
2016-10-17 16:20
I can't tell you how many times I've said "Better lucky than good".  Well, I could tell you ("You can tell me, I'm a doctor"), but it would be nothing more than a wild guess.  And… Read More
Believing Evidence
2016-10-07 16:46
I made the quote box above extra large because it is extra true.  I will quite literally believe anything no matter how ludicrous it may seem if there is actual, real, true, and verifia… Read More
2016-10-04 01:33
I swear I wrote this same damned post a few months or years ago, but my chronically aging brain couldn't seem to find it despite hours (read: 75 seconds) of exhaustive (read: curso… Read More
2016-09-27 12:13
There are innumerable great things about being a doctor, and specifically about being a trauma surgeon.  I get to save lives, work with great people, work with my hands, and share stupe… Read More
2016-09-19 15:26
I'm a goddamned good father, and I'm not too proud to admit it.  Of course as I write that my 9-year-old daughter is sitting right next to me, but it's ok - I made her go to the other r… Read More
Fool Me Once
2016-09-13 11:53
I don't know if Albert Einstein actually said that or not, but goddammit it's a good fucking quote.  And because Einstein is one of the most universally praised people in the history of… Read More
2016-09-05 00:38
"Keep praying.""I'll pray for you.""It's in God's hands now." "Have faith."These words are probably uttered millions of times a day in hospitals all around the world.  I've overhea… Read More
Bad Journalism
2016-08-26 18:23
I'm not a writer.  I dabble a bit here and there and I've even gotten paid for it a few times (Thanks, Daily Beast!), but I don't really pretend to be a writer.  That said, I'm cer… Read More
2016-08-22 20:04
Getting advice seems to be a problem from the moment we are born.  Well, not so much getting advice, but listening to it.  Parents warn their children not to run with scissors, put… Read More

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