Mourning the Loss of Perfect in the Era of “Flawless”

Originally written August 29, 2014 In my background as a Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, I see parents coping with unexpected disabilities affecting their children.  The challenges these kids face can be from congenital disabilities like cerebral palsy, or from those acquired through trauma like in brain injury.  Thus, the parents have to mourn theContinue reading Mourning the Loss of Perfect in the Era of “Flawless”

Providing Health Care while Being Black: The Duality of What I Do Versus Who I Am and What I Need

Many in white America have had the privilege of only considering or being forced to think about race in isolated spurts. The concept that there may be a different, yet valid, set of perspectives and experiences based on the color of one’s skin seems uncomfortable. Thus, it is tacitly avoided and ignored.   That option isContinue reading Providing Health Care while Being Black: The Duality of What I Do Versus Who I Am and What I Need