Category Archives: Health

Ponzi’s Health Insurance – Snarky Skits

Setting: Insurance company office Ponzi: Ah! It’s the Klepner family. Right on time! Sit down, sit down. Let’s get this meeting started. I am Mr. Ponzi. I will be explaining your health insurance options with Deep Pockets Insurance today. Mr. … Continue reading

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Martin Shkreli’s Big Idea – Snarky Skits

Setting: Board meeting of Turing Pharmacueticals <gavel sound> Chairman of the Board: Attention, attention. The meeting of the Turing Pharmeceuticals Board will now come to order. The first item on our agenda is the Treasurer’s report. Treasurer: Thank you Chairman. … Continue reading

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The Drummer

The day had just begun to loosen its hold on rain. My volunteers and I worked feverishly to set up our garage tents before the medical supplies got wet. It was promising to be a wet and wild Sunday clinic … Continue reading

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Holiday Strays

The rain was miserable. It was gray and misty in between bursts of heavy downpours. It got into every crevice. I was just as grumpy as the weather. My coat was wet. I was overloaded with stuff to do. I … Continue reading

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My Love Letter to the NSA

My husband is the cohost of a show called “Occupy Radio”. True to its name, it focuses on issues that inspired the Occupy movement. This week, he and his cohost, Rivera Sun, designed a show focusing on the recent transgressions … Continue reading

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Snow Day Philosophy

The day was not promising to be easy. Ice had hardened the snow on the streets of our little town in a chunky mass. Tree limbs were falling from the sudden weight of the ice. They popped like fireworks and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Feet

I am not a big church person any more. I was raised in a strict Christian household but I abandoned the church in my 20s. Although I have retained a tight moral code which was founded on my faith, I … Continue reading

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Stones in the River

There are pieces of my life that flow gently from day to day like a sleepy Southern river. One lesson I have learned along this adventure is that the little bumps and bubbles mean ancient stones lie beneath the surface … Continue reading

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Basic 1st Aid Kit List

I work at a free clinic that specializes in integrated, urgent care medicine. I have been asked many times what to stock in a first aid kit. I promised to publish a list. First Aid kits can be housed in … Continue reading

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A Little Perspective

Volunteering for Occupy Medical‘s free clinic can get fairly hectic. Paying bills, juggling volunteer schedules, calling for lab orders, running to meetings, and hunting down donations take up quite a bit of my time when we aren’t serving patients. Usually, … Continue reading

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