Reflections inspired by ImproveCareNow

I had the pleasure of attending the ImproveCareNow Fall 2019 Community Conference in Chicago last weekend. I had a great time meeting my fellow PAC (Patient Advisory Council) peers in person! They helped guide me through the various panels and workshops. I do admit that there were times when I had felt overwhelmed. Not necessarily […]

Patients and doctors: time to talk

Years of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea — and being dismissed by her doctors — before one doctor finally took the time to listen.  Finally, she had an an accurate diagnosis, and could move on to effective treatment.  Johannah Ruddy’s story was published last month in a prominent medical journal,* with an online companion video.  By now, it […]

The Dinosaur Craze

When I was a little girl, I didn’t have any plans to be a doctor when I grew up – although my parents like to tell the story of how, when I was 3, I wanted to be a nurse because I liked the little white hats they wore. I no longer have any memory […]

Welcome

Colleagues from other states often express surprise that San Diego has not had a private practice Pediatric GI group – or, for that matter, has not had many private practices in any of the pediatric specialties. Many families, dissatisfied with their local options, leave the San Diego area to seek medical care in Los Angeles, […]