Dr. Bloggy

This is a blog where I post various medical observations, things about writing, and life in general I find amusing.

Tales from ICD10, volume 1   Recently updated !

  Harold paused before opening the coffee shop door, briefly glancing at his reflection in the window before entering. His khaki shorts and ironic T-shirt emphasized his casual style and confident indifference. Harold knew this to be a lie, he was nervous!  Gloria’s online persona seemed amazing. She radiated intelligence, yet […]


Why ER medicine?

“When was the exact moment when you decided go into Emergency medicine?” Evan, a friend and former scribe in my ER posed this question to me recently. I remember it like it was yesterday… (insert flashback waves) There I was, strapped to a gurney screaming my head off. I writhed […]

What does that E stand for again?


ER Quotes: Episode 13

Some random things overheard around an ER. Enjoy.     Chief Complaint: “Unresponsive. No Other Complaints.”           Nurse (about patient screaming from their hangnail pain): “Dr. Ama. Paging Dr.Ama…”   Inebriate in Hall (screaming): “I have an idea. Wait. No. I THINK I have an idea!: […]


We are doing just fine aaaand… We’re Doomed

It comes as a shock to nobody that in the ER some patients come in after doing “research.” Now, I fully support understanding disease and independent research. However, when “research” equates to a four-minute google/WebMD search, I have issues.  Often patients convince themselves that they have some extremely rare disease. “I READ IT! […]


Bad Superpowers

As a kid, I always wished I had superpowers. Then I turned into an adult. Now I REALLY wish I had superpowers. However, I learned that some gifts are also a curse. Take for instance some of the X-men. Nightcrawler for example has in my opinion one of the coolest abilities. He has the ability […]