Do You Know the Janitor’s Name?

My mom, a Registered Nurse, is the primary reason I went into medicine. As a young girl from small town USA, I never saw a female physician, let alone an African-American one. As I continue to [...]

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Feel my pain…be the patient!

excerpt from The Rules of Medicine by Sonya Sloan, M.D. (coming soon) RULE #14     BE THE PATIENT | EMPATHY em·pa·thy ˈempəTHē/ noun     1 the ability to understand and share the feelings of [...]

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Patients Die…Let them go!

excerpt from The Rules of Medicine by Sonya Sloan, M.D. (Coming Soon) RULE#18    LET THEM GO | DEATH death deTH/ noun     1    the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of [...]

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Pay It Forward

I have learned to appreciate the saying, “If you want to hear God laugh, then make a plan.” When it came to my aspirations to become a doctor and a surgeon, God’s sense of humor was in over [...]

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3 Reasons Doctors Should Blog

The internet and social media have brought another dimension to medicine that has been under-utilized for various reasons. Blogging, also known as a “web-log”, it is similar to an [...]

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