Opt-Out Redux: One Doctor’s Opinion of Women Opting Out of Their Careers as Physicians

  Last Sunday the New York Times Magazine featured an article on the follow-up of women who opted out of their careers to return to their homes and full-time care of their children over the last … [Read more...]

Society and the Pursuit of Beauty

"Beauty is a demanding idol. It is wondrous to behold. It promises success, freedom, access, and economic opportunities. Beauty promises a myriad of exclusive and bountiful positive things and it … [Read more...]

Life of an MD: A Mothers Day Story

  Happy Mother's Day By Dr. Kaplan    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms I know and don’t know.  Being a mother is a tough job, even in the best circumstances, so I believe we all deserve … [Read more...]

Insomnia – Tips on How to Overcome Sleep Problems

  “People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, … [Read more...]

How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital

How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital ... Imagine you are a patient on a medical or surgical floor in a large university hospital.  You have IV fluids and medications running and you are hooked up … [Read more...]

Learn How to Live in the NOW – A Hospitalists Personal Story

Don’t Worry, Nothing Bad is Happening... Yet   A number of years ago, maybe 7 or 8 now, my husband, Larry, and I were at the Jersey Shore for a weekend, and a friend with a small sailboat offered … [Read more...]

He’s An Accident Waiting to Happen

He’s An Accident Waiting to Happen I’m in  the gym, on the treadmill.  The guy next to me is doing some crazy kind of interval training.  Not a good kind of crazy.  I see him here almost every time … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions

‘Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could. Doubtless blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in.  Forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.   You shall … [Read more...]

Lost in Transition

“I really admire you for embracing change at this point in your career,”  a colleague tells me. Translation:  “You are crazy.  Better you than me.” After almost 15 years of private practice, … [Read more...]