Wednesday, May 7, 2008

to break the still of day

Just popping in here to say that I'm loving family medicine. The patients come into the hospital, they get more or less fixed up, and then the same person follows up with them after their inpatient stay. And, you know, addresses the issues that landed them in the hospital in the first place. Love it. (Additionally, we're only calling consults when we have an actual question for the consultant. My consultant calls are going like this: "We've got a patient who's still having blood in his urine 4 days after his traumatic Foley placement and we've worked him up, done these labs, gotten this imaging and we're thinking it's 60/40 for Diagnosis A vs Diagnosis B but we'd like your input and additionally some recommendations on the current best treatment modalities for either diagnosis" vs "This patient has diabetes and we need endocrine on board. Just because." Incredible.)

I really don't have much else to say, and I'm off to bed in about 5 minutes, but just - *happy sigh* When do I get to go do this full-time for real again?

Also, totally stolen from Ben: go check out Pandora - it's this fantastically fun music streaming site where you enter in one or two of your favorite artists and it builds you a radio station. I've already found 3 new artists whose stuff I love.

title from "Of Angels and Angles," The Decemberists.


twinsetellen said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying your chosen field. It has been interesting seeing how different everyone's specialty choices are (yours, Brandon's, Karen's) and how similar the joy you are all getting out of them.

Sarah Rettger said...

Yeah, much preferred to hearing the horrors of anesthesiologists (not that I had a problem with you venting, just the behavior that caused the venting in the first place ).

Oh, and if you want to read the First Daughter book, remind me to give you my copy when you're out here. It's a quick read.