By radically rethinking the way her San Francisco hospital treats victims of strokes, Debbie Yi Madhok is saving both time and minds.
Thank you to Scrubs Magazine for featuring my story in the Spring 2016 issue. I’m honored to be called “The Collaborator.” And thank you to the countless nurses who “pushed me, questioned me, corrected me, saved me, and kept me sane during countless overnight shifts.” You guys rock.
One of the most frequent questions I encounter – where are your glasses from? My glasses are made by Warby Parker and they are excellent. The model is Winston and the color is Old Fashioned Fade. Yes, they are prescription glasses. (Someone commented on social media asking me why I wore my glasses during the deliveryRead more
It was 2002 and I was working as an economic development consultant in New York City. It was a year after 9/11, and the city, specifically Lower Manhattan, was still in shambles. I had the opportunity to consult on projects for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan, i.e.Read more
Typically, miscarriages are associated with bleeding, abdominal cramping and lower back pain. However, in a missed abortion (also called missed miscarriage or silent miscarriage) there may be little to no bleeding and no indication that the fetus is no longer alive. In this case, the body does not recognize that the fetus has died soRead more
Nerdalicious corner: Casio Illuminator Digital Watch Counting down the seconds until your next pulse check? Giving updates on how long it’s been since succinylcholine was pushed? There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to count seconds on a watch with a second hand, especially in a busy ER. *Precise CPRers and *obsessive RSIers will be happyRead more
While flipping through photos on NY Med’s Facebook site, I came across a photo of me and Marina Dedivanovic. Under the photo, there was a comment that read, “is that the real Christina Yang?” For those who are not terribly with it when it comes to pop-culture references, Christina Yang is the fictional character fromRead more
Anyone who knows me knows that my lips are always chapped. I drink 10+ glasses of water per day, I apply sunscreen on my lips when out in the sun, I protect my face from wind and snow during inclement weather, but hey: these lips don’t care. As a result, I am perpetually on theRead more
June 26th was a busy day. Traveling from Philly to NYC for the big day – the NY Med premiere! Given that I work nearly everyday either in the ICU or the ED, I always have to have my look planned out in advance. By now, hopefully you tuned in to watch me on TheRead more
Okay boys and girls, I have a super nerdalicious addition to your pocket protectors. The streamlight penlight is the BEST penlight I’ve encountered and you know how much I love a good pupillary exam. It’s strong (LED light), slim (the size of a pen), affordable (about $13), comes in neato colors (like the 80’s throwbackRead more