My “All IN” Moment in Life: Reflections on an “All IN” caregiving season…15 years later

I would have never fathomed I would ever experience an ‘ALL IN’ extended-moment in my life at the beginning of my 4th decade. I would have guessed that would be much later in life, as I’d witnessed with so many others. But in just a few days, I was confronted with this decision. “All IN” or Not ‘all in’?

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Is your doctor in? A Big Life-lesson

I am a family physician in the middle of Missouri.  For over 10 years now, I have been exclusively committed to a practice in long term care and hospice.  Essentially, that commitment has turned out one Big Life-lesson:   Being on call the entire decade (Yes:  24/7). Why does it need to be that way, you might ask? It comes down to our premise question, it seems:  Is your doctor in?

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