Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
Author Archives: Linda Pourmassina, MD
Photo taken by Julie Smolyansky at Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. (If you care about the issues of women and girls in the U.S. and around the world and are not yet following Julie Smolyansky, you should. She is an … Continue reading
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health. It really wasn’t that long ago that smoking was a way of life. As the author points out in this piece on why people smoke, … Continue reading
Medical school becomes a blur after a few years in practice. You forget about all the hours spent in classrooms and then every night after a quick dinner. You somehow block out the “pimping” [There is a nice explanation on … Continue reading
She sat in her crisp, white coat, probably not much older than I am now, leaning back with all of the assurance of someone who recently completed a cardiology fellowship, newly hired by the academic medical center to which I … Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to speak to employees of King County, WA about finding credible health information online. During the Q&A a few interesting questions were posed (rephrased here): Does my doctor expect me to have looked up my … Continue reading
A recent Harvard Business Review article entitled “Career Plans Are Dangerous” suggests that the where-do-you-see-yourself-in-five-years question is essentially irrelevant in the modern world. “…increasingly, the world is not this predictable. And it is in settings of high uncertainty where traditional … Continue reading