July, New Interns and Hospital Mistakes. Heads up Pregnant Moms!

June 30th is traditionally a day of celebration for most senior residents. It’s the last day of their residency training and the beginning of new careers. I remember that day well. I was the chief resident on-call and gratefully managed to end the night without any disasters. However, in the midst of my glee, I […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Blog, Complications|0 Comments

An Open Letter of Apology to Melissa Rivers

Dear Melissa,

I owe you an apology on behalf of my irresponsible medical colleagues who let their shallow ego cloud their clinical judgment and ultimate killed your mother.

I took the death of your mother personally because we were both born in Brooklyn and that connection alone creates a bond that transcends cultural, economic and social differences. […]

Joan Rivers’ Death Could Have Been Prevented and Kanye’s Mom as Well

We all know that death is an inevitable part of life, but sometimes errors in human judgment makes it happen too soon .

I loved Joan Rivers because she was a straight shooter and originally from my hometown of Brooklyn, New York. People from Brooklyn don’t bite their tongues and I’m not going to bite mine […]

“I Messed Up Bad”

Cheating is never good especially when it involves public and patient safety. Annie Dookhan messed up by her own admission and although she is free on $10,000 bail, neither the City of Boston nor the State of Massachusetts will ever forget her. As a result of her shameful actions as a public servant, the Massachusetts […]

By |October 1st, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Are Pregnant Women Taking Unsafe Medicine?

There are few times that I become gravely concerned about the way medicine is practiced and this is one of them. A recent medical study in the Journal of Hypertension reported some startling facts: pregnant women are receiving blood pressure medication that might be harmful to their babies.

When physicians decide to specialize in obstetrics, we […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Are Pregnant Women Taking Unsafe Medicine?

There are few times that I become gravely concerned about the way medicine is practiced and this is one of them. A recent medical study in the Journal of Hypertension reported some startling facts: pregnant women are receiving blood pressure medication that might be harmful to their babies.

When physicians decide to specialize in obstetrics, we […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Sabrina Seelig Did Not Have to Die

New York Times writer, Anemona Horticollis has written yet another telling story. The Short Life and Lonely Death of Sabrina Seelig describes why entering a hospital could be hazardous to your health.Sabrina Seelig was a writer, a student and came from a family of artists. Both of her parents previously taught at the University of […]

By |August 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Sabrina Seelig Did Not Have to Die

New York Times writer, Anemona Horticollis has written yet another telling story. The Short Life and Lonely Death of Sabrina Seelig describes why entering a hospital could be hazardous to your health.

Sabrina Seelig was a writer, a student and came from a family of artists. Both of her parents previously taught at the University of […]

By |August 6th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Is Nurse “Burn-Out” Hazardous to Your Health?

JoNel Allecia’s NBC News article, Burned Out Nurses Linked to More Infections , addresses an important issue that is often overlooked and ignored. Let’s be brutally honest, without an appropriate nursing workforce, our entire healthcare system would collapse.  As our healthcare system continues to shift to a business and profit model, both nurse and physician […]

By |August 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask Before Being Induced

Although most women will spontaneously develop labor by their due date, there are exceptions to the rule. Some women may have to be delivered earlier because of complications such as high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, diabetes, poor fetal growth or low amniotic fluid. Other women may have to be induced because they have exceeded their due […]

By |January 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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