Those who engage in these creative endeavors are the ones who are the future of medicine, Parkinson says. “It’s sad to me that medical schools look for the highest GPAs, the best med/MCAT scores, the people that can brown nose their way to the top,” he says. “Those aren’t good doctors, I’ll tell you that much—it’s the people who are well rounded, who are leaders, … Continue reading

THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a … Continue reading

jkalifowitz: This sign was posted at a “new” healthy, fast food restaurant, Dig Inn.  I put “new” in quotes because it’s really just a name change from Pump.  There was nothing wrong with Pump, but they really just crushed it on the re-branding.  I love everything about this place, and especially, this sign. Continue reading

Thank you

Four years ago today, I started my practice in Williamsburg that really changed my life in an unfathomable way. And four years later, today, I’m at Google Zeitgeist speaking about my story. This morning’s speaking schedule went like this: Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google  Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under Clinton (follow him on tumblr) Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor, first female on the Supreme … Continue reading Thank you

Since I’ve never had a traditional doctor’s office, I never had a place to display my med school diploma. So I decided to frame it and hang it in my living room. I found the frame in a local antique store this weekend. Since 1938, it displayed a Brooklyn Italian family’s photos. The glass is old and rippled and gorgeous. And now it’s got my … Continue reading