Music While Working Weekends
I am selective about when and how much I work on weekends. This Saturday morning I had to dig in on grants and talks with an easy hits playlist in the background. Do you listen to music when you write? What genre? #NASPGHAN23 #GrantWriting pic.twitter.com/nrOOsmVm4R
— Michael J Rosen, MD, MSCI (@DrRosenIBD) September 30, 2023
Applying for Neurosurgery
ok ok #Medtwitter doing the thing…. excited & terrified all at once to be applying for #Neurosurgery #Match2024 !!!
fired up about neurotrauma, bioethics, arts/humanities, & med ed
outside of med school i cook, garden, run & am learning pottery♀️ excited to meet y’all! pic.twitter.com/COQmAGgs7D
— margot kelly-hedrick (@mkellyhedrick) October 1, 2023
Nanny Gets It
Being a nanny for a dual-physician household is no joke.
But being a nanny for an emergency medicine physician/ trauma surgeon household might be even worse.
The new nanny understood 👏🏼 the 👏🏼 assignment 👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/IknX4iVxri
— Brittany K. Bankhead MD (@BBankheadMD) October 3, 2023
Lots of late nights recently working on a grant. Busy time for leadership responsibilities. Long days in clinic recently 😔… But came home to this from my son and now feel energized. 💪#LetsDoThis #DoctorMom #WomenInScience pic.twitter.com/YWEVYcPINr
— Margaret Gatti-Mays MD MPH FACP (@DrGattiMays) October 4, 2023
Just Tugs at Your Heartstrings..
Associate Professor at last 🙂 👨🏫
— Milad Sharifpour, MD (@MSharifpourMD) October 3, 2023
The Upside Down of Medical Imaging:
Influencers are hawking whole-body MRIs while I can’t get an insurance company to approve a CT abdomen for my patient with pancreatic cancer (they did, however, approve a CT pelvis🤦♂️)
We are living in the Upside Down of medical imaginghttps://t.co/yhaR9TvFXc
— Mark Lewis (@marklewismd) October 4, 2023
If it Was Cancer, People Would Believe It
When a patient with sickle cell disease feels like cancer would be better because they wouldn’t have been born with it, people would then believe their symptoms, and there’s a chance of cure, your heart breaks into a million pieces.
— Shematologist, MD (@acweyand) October 5, 2023
Will You Truly Be “Happy When”.. ?
“I’ll be happy when I finish residency.”
The culture of “I’ll be happy when…” is rampant in medicine. I experienced it for years. Happiness isn’t waiting around the corner for us. Happiness is found in the journey, chasing our dreams, & taking small steps every single day.
— Jake Goodman, MD, MBA (@JakeGoodmanMD) October 5, 2023
Moonlighting as a Resident
It’s amazing and sad at the same time how much a single moonlighting shift a month can improve a residents quality of life, ability to save/travel/pay down debts etc. Glad I have the opportunity.
— Christian Casteel, DO (@DrCasteelEM) October 9, 2023
When you are a PGY 7 still making minimum wage and you go out with your college friends who have had successful careers for years pic.twitter.com/3r3lPodSd1
— Ash, MD (@AshMD_1) October 8, 2023
Insurance a TSA Pre-Check?
Idea – a “TSA pre check” equivalent for insurance auths. I can interview with insurance companies, present cases, and show them that I’m an evidence-based physician and not a money-grubbing quack. And also that I win >95% of my P2Ps/appeals anyway. Time/$ savings would be huge!
— Joseph A. Miccio, MD (@JAMRadOnc) October 16, 2023
Billions in Profits
Me thinking about how middlemen in healthcare make billions profiting off of patients…meanwhile hardworking mom of two sweet kids is in tears in front of me sitting in an ER hallway bed because she couldn’t come up with the $800 UPFRONT that a specialist clinic required before…
— Amy Faith Ho, MD MPH (@amyfaithho) October 18, 2023
“Our findings reveal for the 1st time that Alzheimer’s symptoms can be transferred to a healthy young organism via gut microbiota, confirming a causal role of gut microbiota in #Alzheimers.”
— Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) October 23, 2023
A $1200 EKG!
My primary care doc bills my insurance $100 when he does an EKG in-office.
He wanted another, I said could I go to my local hospital to get one? “Yes.”
I went by, they said would do it. I asked how much–
I said no thank you.
My doc did it.
Time for uniform pricing in US.
— Gavin Preston, M.D. (@GavinPrestonMD) October 24, 2023
Enjoy Your Hard Work
Three mentees have told me they were accepted into medical school today!
My immediate instructions: take the day off 😊 and take-in this great accomplishment.
We need to set the tone of letting each other have a moment to enjoy our hard work.
With coffee, ideally ☕️
— Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS (@panagis21) October 24, 2023
Halloween Candy Fun
Parents: PLEASE check your children’s Halloween candy!! I just found this terrible object in my kid’s Snickers bar! pic.twitter.com/pPuOarNk3A
— 💉Josh Rubin, MD 🩺 (@DrSandman11) October 24, 2023