My calling is to improve mental health for everyone.
I live by Henry David Thoreau’s quote: “the best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is endeavor to carry out those schemes he entertained when he was poor.”
I grew up in East Texas and…
“Nature abhors a vacuum.”
In the laws of physics, unfilled spaces are “unnatural” and so any matter surrounding the empty space tends to fill it.
I’m a Democrat-leaning Black doctor with a ton of white conservative friends. If we are to survive the pandemics of COVID and systemic racism, we need all hands on-deck: especially the Black ones. Here are ten ways to save Black lives:
Hate healthcare? It’s your fault.
Paradigm shifts are hard and the human psyche is primed to be cautious of “the new”. The American psyche is even more headstrong — we’re an entitled mishmash of merit and charity that changes on a groupthink dime.
So when I launched a one-man crusade…
After 4 years of undergrad, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of residency in pediatrics and child psychiatry, $200K of debt, and 3 years of being a staff “front-line” psychiatrist, I almost walked away from medical practice.
I couldn’t understand how the greatest country on the planet could create…