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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Part Three

Awhile back I wrote an article about how medicine is a spiritual practice, and in response, I received an email from a surgery resident at Columbia University that left me in tears and inspired me to …

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

By Melanie Bates Ever heard this line? – “It’s not you, it’s me.” I’ve heard it many times myself. In the past my typical response was usually, “Bullcrap, you dork. Grow some balls, coward. I’ll do …

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The Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do

She walked out on you when you were a little girl who needed her to braid your hair because Daddy didn’t know how to do it. She didn’t mean to walk out, but the bottle made her do it, and once she did…

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How Broken Does Health Care Have To Get?

I am sitting here in tears, gut-wrenchingly grieving, as I sit in witness to the slow death of my profession. First I read this article, which says that this year, the cost of insuring a family of …

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What’s Broken About Health Care & How To Fix It

If you haven’t noticed, our health care system in the U.S. is imploding. I mean - things are bad. I’m a doctor, and yet, because I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in my twenties, and because my…

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The Difference Between Healing and Curing

Welcome back to The Pink Medicine blog series, wherein I share with you my vision for a new type of health care model, a model I call “Pink Medicine.” In a recent post, The Difference Between Sick…

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Part One

When I was training to become a physician, the rules of the broken, outdated, patriarchal medical system were made clear to me. They went something like this. The Old Medicine As your doctor, I …

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