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National Women Physicians Day 2021: Rebecca Lee Crumpler, MD

Dr. Crumpler’s fight for legitimacy more than a century ago helped make my professional life possible, so the notion that I could, in some small way, give back to her, made my heart skip a beat. I could not grab my credit card fast enough.  And I was not alone. 

Dr. Susan Moore Deserved Better Care than We Gave Her

The death of Dr. Susan Moore symbolizes what it actually means to be Black in America. Her loss embodies the reality that education cannot protect Blacks from ill-treatment, inequality or injustice.  Dr. Moore was a mother, a daughter, and a physician. If a Black physician cannot receive high quality healthcare in America, what does that mean for the Black population as a whole?

2021-02-07T22:15:28+00:00February 7, 2021|Categories: Equality, Patient|Tags: , , , , |

What If I Can’t Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

This column is in no way intended to suggest the MMR vaccine is an alternative to the COVID-19 vaccine, however for those who are not at the front of the line, the information might be worth a second look.  To me, the study findings were so remarkable that I sent my 78-year-old mother to get her first MMR the very next day. 

2021-02-07T22:09:13+00:00February 7, 2021|Categories: Patient, Practice|Tags: , , , , , |

Let Children Dance….

Please re-open dance schools catering to children under the age of 18.  Exploration and instruction in the arts is an essential part of a balanced education. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a great deal from our children.  For some, dance training provided the only sense of normalcy in their lives.  The science, logistics, and compliance of dance professionals has demonstrated this decision is not only safe, but also likely life-saving. 

2020-12-10T05:55:43+00:00December 10, 2020|Categories: Patient, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

When Should You Get a COVID-19 Test?

While there seems to be no end in sight for this interminable isolation, the decisions made during this upcoming holiday season will have a lasting impact.  Our lives depend on each and every citizen doing their part to prevent spread of this disease. Get tested.  Wear your mask.  Wash your hands.  Spend time outside.  Doing these simple things can potentially saves lives. 

2020-11-15T21:45:37+00:00November 15, 2020|Categories: Patient, Practice|Tags: , |

The Wheels of Justice: Why Our State Supreme Court Matters

While the US Senate grapples with Amy Coney Barretts’ confirmation hearings this week, voters would do well to turn their attention where their impact could be greatest.  Our local judiciary rules on far more matters of importance to our daily lives.  And for those of us mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is no better way to pay tribute to her legacy than by evaluating the qualifications of the Washington Supreme Court judicial candidates and exercising our right to vote. 

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