“If you get bit by a dog, then you will get rabies.” – 4 year old daughter “You mostly get rabies from bats.” – 7 year old son “Dogs get shots to protect them from rabies.” – 5 year old son “OK, phew.” – 4 year old daughter very relieved “Umm, how about we try to avoid getting bit by dogs?”–Mom preferring prevention strategy
At the heart of every primary care physician is an eternal optimist who desires to make the world a better place. We want to ensure every child is protected and loved by all who know them.
“Mommy, lets make pie!” My daughter and I have a few special activities we enjoy doing together. Pie making is one of them. Last May, I spent 5 days learning everything you never knew you needed to know about making crust, filling, and baking the perfect pie under the expert instruction of Kate McDermott.
Yes, I was accepted to medical school because I was a competitive baton twirler. I devoted more than 10 years of my life to perfecting my performance and here is the letter my very gutsy 20 year old self sent to the Dean of the Medical School more than 20 years ago. Recently, an older video of my performance was posted online and I thought posting the ONE that really mattered in my life was worthwhile to share. Here is where I learned to stand up for what I believe in.