Morbidly Obese & Morbidly Malnourished

Today, we did (6 moths ago) a fluoroscopic upper GI series on a patient, my age, who’s 700 lbs. I was so depressed when I saw her entire bare back with excess subcutaneous adipose tissue hanging in rolls behind her

2017 New Year Gift to Self: Not Clothe-Shopping for 3 Years

I recently stumbled upon Mrs. Frugalwoods and was very inspired by her. I thought that I had a ridiculously high savings rate, allowing me to retire by 2023, within 2.8 years of finishing fellowship. Most (soon-to-be) radiologists look at me

3 Top Reasons Society Should Love Doctors More

  Why do we rare hear of heroic cardiothoracic surgeon saving the life of patient with AAA rupture but we hear about doctor scandals with such as a M.D. overdosing from medication or another swindling cancer patients out of their

Mini-Retirement at 36 Instead of Full Retirement at 38

As I have great reasons not to retire as soon as I reach financial independence at 38, I also love the idea of mini-retirement by Tim Ferriss. Even though I don’t foresee myself paring down to 4 hour work week and raking

Dear Colleagues, We are Here to Help

I recently read a white coat investor post about a couple who’s in their mid-40 with 5 kids, 2 in college, with 300k debt still and little aggregate savings. It broke my heart and motivated me to work harder to

10 Heart & Wallet Healthy Habits

  Make and drink organic fruit/veggie/seeds smoothie. Daily organic smoothie is way cheaper than Starbucks Latte and does incredible things for your bowels, energy, and health. Cook at home. Cooking with your spouse can be the start of a romantic

5 Lessons a Harvard-Stanford Trained Radiologist Taught Me

I recently had to see a dear mentor off, as she leaves UA medical imaging to join her family on the East Coast. She was a gem in our program. Many people were really sad to see her leave, but

6 Financial & Professional Advantages of the Small Fish in the Ocean

While it may seem nice to be the big fish in a small pond, it is not at all the most advantageous position for rapid progress and ever-climatic serial successes.  1.       Many to learn from in immediate surrounding. While I

5 Ways Having More Harms Us

Chinese proverb says, “Grandfather dies of hunger, father dies of exhaustion, son dies of decadence.” What pitiful progression of generations.   I’d venture to say that most attending doctors have children who pretty much have everything their heart desire at

How I Paid off My Student Loans at 30 as PGY1.

I hate debt with a vengeance. It all started when I was about 5 years old. I became aware of the dire financial situation my family was in. Debt collectors paid daily visits at our apartment door. I was scared