Wait Times: The Hidden Costs

My whole life, I’ve gotten to the doctor’s office at least 10 minutes early. It’s something that I’ve never questioned, like the sun rising in the east, or breathing, or somewhat less poetically, going to the doctor’s at all. I’ve never wondered why; it was just the way things were. Yet despite my best efforts…

Adolescent Chronic Disease: How Can We Help?

Think back to your 16th, 17th, or 18th birthday. The primary emotion was probably excitement, right? You were so close to the possibility of having your license and driving, college was fast approaching, and all of the freedom of senior year was right around the corner. These changes brought some challenges with them. Driving your…

Burn Bright, Not Out

Before medical school, I worked as a pharmaceutical quality auditor, where I frequently collaborated with a business partner located in a quaintly-appointed town in Germany.  After conference calls with my German colleagues, I often wondered what we were missing on this side of the pond, as my German counterparts were consistently able to maintain a…