Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
Author Archives: Linda Pourmassina, MD
This post expands on the topic discussed in my latest (July 2014) column in The Seattle Times: “In a dietary rut? Here’s how to escape it.“ Food conversations occur multiple times a day for me. I talk to patients frequently … Continue reading
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