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Friday’s reflections: If I were the surgical secretary…

December is always a busy time in the surgical waiting room.  It’s all about the deductibles. An ice storm only made matters worse.  Nerves were frayed. It was at the busy reception desk where I witnessed an irate family member of a post-op patient accost the friendly secretary.  The patient was waiting in the recovery […]

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Friday reflections: Friday Conference–A let down

They are gathered around the back of the darkened room, standing too close together, eating hurriedly, non-enjoyably.   A voice crackles over a 1980s-era microphone. The food is in the back, the slide projector in the front.  One Friday a month, the doctor’s lounge is transformed into a lecture room. The retired docs looking for […]