Personal Observations

  • July 16, 2017
  • Personal Observations
I Am Sandra

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  • July 3, 2017
  • Personal Observations
The “Unheard” Part 2

Good to see you back in the blogs again! Okay, let’s discover how a doctor can “hear” the unheard patient and how this makes all the difference… When spending more appointment time with an unheard patient, I listen carefully to them. I then paraphrase their key points back to them to show that I both … Read more

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  • June 28, 2017
  • Personal Observations
The “Unheard” Part 1

We’ve all heard those patients in the lobby ask others, “How long have you been waiting?” Those patients tend to have a way of “stirring the pot” to rile everyone up. They’re the first ones to give grief to the staff and nurses. Those patients are called “high-maintenance” or “challenging.” I prefer to call these … Read more

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  • June 12, 2017
  • 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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  • June 5, 2017
  • Personal Observations
MEET MY FRIEND “JOE” Part 2

Thank you for joining us for this week’s blog to see how my Mission of Infusing Hope can take hold… As a lung doctor who specializes in COPD, I came into the picture during her second hospitalization. I took this opportunity to both teach Ms. B. how to manage her condition on a daily basis. … Read more

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  • May 29, 2017
  • Personal Observations
MEET MY FRIEND “JOE” Part 1

When you’re told that you have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), this may cause a variety of reactions: Ignore or deny the news. Feel down or depressed. Be angry. Face the news head on and learn to advocate for yourself. Feel it’s your fault for having started smoking (if you ever had smoked). So, I’m … Read more

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