The lady doctor is moving on

The lady doctor is moving on. Come with! There'll be burgers.

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My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

This piece was also published in Australian Doctor. I'd never done the doctor in public thing. That's not true, I'd popped back a dislocated shoulder at the gym. I'd been waiting for a cardiac arrest on a long haul flight, but in fact it came one prosaic lunchtime Sunday. I was in Washington, D.C, and … Continue reading My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

Ta-Nehisi Coates and black bodies

I travelled to the US recently, because it’s an intriguing place. I enjoyed the consequences of plate tectonics, found the people who voted for Trump (another story), and ate my first ‘smore. But this time I was conscious of something new. Over the last few years I’d realised the extent of my antipodean ignorance of … Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates and black bodies

talking about (un)healthy sex

I've noticed a steady increase in the numbers of young women presenting with painful sex. When they tell me about their sexual experiences, I'm not surprised. Let's talk dyspareunia, vaginismus and the Sensei of Superlovers. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/as-a-gp-i-see-too-many-young-women-suffer-through-painful-sex-20180703-p4zp8j.html

death, or something like it

It’s either a very short consult, or a very long one. Because it's often the first real question they’ve asked in their life, and the opener goes something like this. "It's a bit of a weird one. I'm afraid, like terrified, of death." "Yes." There is no upward inflection in my yes, no encouraging question … Continue reading death, or something like it