#DeadParentClub

Today marks the anniversary of my dad’s passing. Traditionally, we would celebrate and honor him at temple. However, COVID-19 has us celebrating a little differently. It’s insane how much has changed in a year. My days on the ICU floor and the triggers are getting somewhat better. Although from time to time, I do catch…

Virtual PA Shadowing FAQs

Given our current COVID situation, it pains me that I am unable to accept pre-PA/PA students for shadowing/rotations. My heart goes out to those that had rotations planned or scheduled shadowing opportunities that have now been canceled. I saw through a Facebook Group of PAs that have been offering “Virtual Shadowing” and figured I’d join…

Monday Motivation

So I meant to write this as a Mother’s day post, but that didn’t happen… And it’s okay. I’m tired of putting unrealistic expectations/non-sense deadlines, because quite frankly… who cares!? We should celebrate parent’s/family day all day err’ day! Am I right? Since today is also Monday, I figured I can combine this as a…

PA School Study Tips – Part 2

All right – here’s part 2 of my PA study tip series! So to recap, the previous post was how to study during class/modify your notes, this post will focus on how to study AT HOME! Now, I’m no expert and have not read multiple meta-analyses on the most effective studying, but considering I was…

PA School Study Tips – Part 1

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to PA school and now unsure of where to begin studying. First off –  Take a moment to breathe!  The biggest advice I can give you is to be patient with yourself. When you hear comments like PA school is like drinking out of a water hydrant, well, sadly it’s true….

ENT & Telemedicine

It’s been three weeks since we were told to pre-screen our schedules for urgent/emergent patients. And here we are today! Adapting to something new as I completed my first week of telemedicine. I spent an hour with my first telemed patient (whoops!). Working in outpatient ENT, there is only so many that we can see/do. I…

Peds Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when there are episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep.  OSA occurs in 2-5% of children. Just as untreated OSA can increase health problems in adults, untreated OSA in children can lead to cardiovascular complications, impaired growth, learning, and behavioral problems. History taking is so important in these cases. As…

Peds ENT Health Series Part 1

February is Kids ENT Health Month! This month, I’d like to tackle common complaints that bring kiddos to an ENT office. I am fortunate to work at an ENT practice that sees both children and adults. Although I’m generally on the rhinology/allergy side of the clinic, I occasionally get to float over and help out…

My American Dream

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving holiday with their families and loved ones! If you find yourself with a lot of leftover turkeys, I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes. I absolutely love pies (savory, fruit-filled, meringue..you name it! All but pecans – sorry pecan lovers). Every single time I…

Celebrate PA Week 2019

This is my second year celebrating PA week at my current practice and I will say that the department really stepped it up this year. Little did I know when I reminded our clinic admins, medical director, and SP that PA Week was coming up, they heard me and really celebrated us! For those of…