Patient-centered communication

Recently published work

Recently published work 

Why I Felt Pressure to Say My Surgery Was A Success

August 10, 2018

"In 2010 I had what doctors call “minor” brain surgery. I maintain there is nothing minor about cutting into my head, slicing apart my skull bone, and messing around with the most essential parts of my insides, but the medical community is a bit more cavalier about my procedure."

At The Mighty


10 Lies I Tell Myself About My Chronic Fatigue

July 24, 2018

"My chronic illness causes a variety of unpleasant symptoms, and I willingly own up to most of them: headaches, nausea, dizziness, and even strange things like random coughing fits when I get out of the shower. But for some reason, I am absolutely resistant to admitting that fatigue is part of the deal."

At The Mighty


July 16, 2018

'“Do you have a doctor back in Seattle that you like?”

“Yeah … sort of,” I replied.

“I would start there, then.”

Why was I so reluctant to return to my general practitioner (GP) from Seattle?'

At The Mighty