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  • May 1, 2020
  • Personal Observations
ANEL – ANYTHING ELSE? | Sandra’s “Lessons” Learned & Shared Series, Part 1

Below is Part 1 of my “Lessons” series. Don’t worry, there’s no test afterwards!  ANEL – ANYTHING ELSE? When I visited my dentist’s office for the last time before leaving for medical school in San Antonio, I was just about to graduate from college. Dr. Estes was a highly respected, kind, and gentle man who … Read more

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  • April 15, 2020
  • Personal Observations
I Am Sandra

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  • April 1, 2020
  • Personal Observations
THERE’S NOTHING THAT A GOOD DAY OF ________ CAN’T CURE

THERE’S NOTHING THAT A GOOD DAY OF ________ CAN’T CURE Growing up in Abilene, Texas was not as thrilling as one might think. I was a girl with a streak of tomboy. See, I loved sports. While my older sisters played softball, volleyball, and basketball, I loved watching them play. I carefully learned the rules … Read more

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  • March 15, 2020
  • Clinical Life
One Phrase Can Change a Life

A few years ago, I flew to Saudi Arabia to teach healthcare professionals about COPD. The man beside me kept looking at my computer as I worked on my slides. Finally, he asked, “What are you doing?” “I’m going to Jeddah to teach about a lung disease, called Emphysema or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),” … Read more

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  • March 1, 2020
  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine
E-x-t-i-n-c-t

Joan is a long-time patient of mine in her late 70s with advanced-stage lung cancer. One rainy day, I was dreading her appointment because we had all just learned that Joan was being transitioned to hospice and this would be our last visit. When I entered the room I found Joan sitting with Matthew, her … Read more

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  • February 15, 2020
  • Inspirational
The Story of Mr. P And His Uncontrolled COPD Part 2

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog to follow the story of Mr. P… It’s a late Christmas Eve in the office and my Mission of Infusing Hope is starting… Sitting with Mr. and Mrs. P, I shared that the fact that his shaky hands and head (tremors) were likely due to a … Read more

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