Dear Dr. Barry, As a woman, a Canadian, a recently graduated physician, a mother of two young children (both of whom I gave birth to and raised while in medical school), and a future ob-gyn, I am quite appalled by the choices you have made regarding your patient care. Of course, we are all entitled… Continue reading An Open Letter To Chantal Barry
Would you say any of these comments to people who were suffering from these "real life" illnesses? I didn't think so. So, why do we say them to people who suffer from mental illness? In fact, I think they are said so many times that people who suffer from mental illness actually *think* these thoughts… Continue reading You mean, mental illness is a physical disease?
It was the end of the day and we were running late, as usual. The last appointment had just checked in. I looked at the schedule: "New gyne consult. 5 weeks, 6 days. Requests TA." My preceptor got a little nervous and without making eye contact with me said, "I don't know where you stand… Continue reading Where I Stand
Last week I wrote about how I decided to stop taking my anxiety medications. On that post I received a few comments about (1) how great it is that I made the decision to stop medications, and (2) how medications are bad for us, in general, and it's always better to try and make do… Continue reading A Note About Meds
Something horrible and devastating has happened in Canada. Two young children have died. Their mother is missing. No one really knows what happened. (Read about it here) There is only thing that makes this tragedy even worse than it is thus far: the "word on the street" is that the mother is responsible for the… Continue reading A Horrible Nightmare