Linda Pourmassina, MD
Internal Medicine physician.
Interested in the human side of medicine.
Author Archives: Linda Pourmassina, MD
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet with local medical students as part of an American College of Physicians (ACP) mentorship brunch. I sat with a small group of second year medical students ready to impart my “wisdom.” Mostly, … Continue reading
Beautiful dresses, talented actors.… What’s not to like about last night’s Golden Globes? Well, how about this little detail from the NYTimes that surprised me: 6:27 P.M. |To Smoke or Not to Smoke at The Globes Here’s the difference between … Continue reading
Confession: I have been watching the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I don’t typically have time to watch television, but I end up attaching myself to one reality series for a season. Most often, it is a … Continue reading
…to my blog. It (I) survived a year of blogging. A very big THANK YOU to those who have been reading my blog. Now, some cake…. share this via: (photo by Will Clayton, from flickr creative commons)
This past weekend, I attended TEDxRainier 2011 , which was a very full day of inspiring, enlightening, thought-provoking, and humbling talks by speakers from various fields. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. The interdisciplinary examination of ideas and … Continue reading
Here is a very common patient interaction I come across at least once every summer (truncated generic version): A patient (usually a healthy woman somewhere between 30 and 50 years old) comes in with concern of swollen ankles for a … Continue reading
“Surely there is something absurd when a nation pays a primary care physician poorly relative to other specialists and then wrings its hands over a shortage of primary care physicians.” – Princeton University economist Uwe Reinhardt source: New York Times … Continue reading
“I was also fearful as a new mom but as a student of public health, I understand the evidence-based research now.” – (author to be disclosed later in this post) The above statement was made in reference to vaccines a … Continue reading