Author | Melissa Young, MD


“Please take your shoes and socks off”

July 17, 2019

One of the great things about medicine is that you interact with all kinds of people every day. Male, female, young, old, people of different ethnic backgrounds and economic status. These interactions can be moving, challenging or funny, but some can be frustrating. Here are examples of some of my patient encounters which serve as reminders of how essential patient education is in clinical practice.

Parting with a Partner is Hard to Do

October 23, 2018

My partner is leaving in December. She asked me not to be angry; not to hate her. I said I couldn't and wouldn't -- but to ask me again in January.

Wanted: New Associate (Maybe)

September 18, 2018

Even though my practice partner and I are perfectly fine together and have been for years, I wonder now and then if we should hire. Still wondering.