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October 19th, 2016

Fighting Decision Fatigue

It was an impossible choice. The seconds ticked by, but no matter how I strained my mind, I could not find a solution. She sighed and asked again. “Harrison, where do you want to eat?” I buried my face in my hands. How could this simple question stump a person who makes a hundred monumental choices each […]


June 16th, 2016

When Is It A Good Time to Retire?

I am only 47 years old, but I have been thinking about retirement. It’s not that I want to retire now, but when is a good time? I have been working for the same company for 17 years, and the idea of spending another 20 years there before reaching retirement age seems daunting. So, how […]


May 25th, 2016

The Book and The Novelty

In 1985, Frederic Friedel destroyed the game of chess. At least that’s what some purists think. Friedel rocked the chess world when he created Chessbase, a computerized database that catalogued every single game of chess ever played. This stockpile of chess history not only recorded the individual moves of every match, it revealed an embarrassing truth: […]


January 20th, 2016

4 Indirect Ways Outpatient PAs Can Contribute to Practice Growth

In many clinical practices PAs are integral members of the patient care team. We round. We order and interpret labs and imaging. We assist in the OR. We see patients in clinic. We contribute significantly day to day to make sure we provide the best care possible, and we formulate bonds with our patients and […]


January 6th, 2016

Good, Then Fast

“I hate to say it, but in this job it’s better to be fast than good.” And I hate to hear it. I hate that, as the years go by, it’s a concept that seems to grow in popularity. I hate that the people saying it have been working much longer than me. I should respect […]


November 12th, 2015

Towards a Better Understanding of the Advanced Practice Provider’s Role

Recently, a registered nurse was demeaned for wearing a stethoscope in a beauty pageant by some who believe it is an instrument solely for use by doctors. Hopefully the consequent backlash resulted in educating the general public that it is a tool used by many in the medical profession. It was nice to see many […]


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