Author Archives: Linda Pourmassina, MD

About Linda Pourmassina, MD

Internal Medicine physician.

Kids get it.

Children never cease to amaze me. During the holidays in our office, we had on our checkout desk a simple white Christmas tree the size of an 8oz paper coffee cup. It lit up and was a small part of … Continue reading

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#DearPatient, just thought you should know

#DearPatient It’s midnight. I’m still up… …documenting and reviewing your chart. Trying to find out what ails you. Just thought you should know. I am not Marcus Welby. But I am your primary care doctor. Yours. ……Truly.

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Useful links on Measles and vaccination (supplementing Seattle Times column)

My column on measles and vaccination appeared in this past Sunday’s Seattle Times. Here are some informative links to articles to help continue to inform/educate the reader on this important topic: CDC information on measles Benjamin Franklin’s story Infographic 5 GIFs … Continue reading

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Can a Food Delivery Service’s Business Model be a Solution to Food Deserts?

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

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International Women’s Day 2014 in one single picture

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

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

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

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It was a quiet year….

Two Thousand Thirteen was a quiet year for my blog. But it was a busy year of doctoring with 10-12 hours in clinic most days, an additional 2-3 at night, plus a few hours on most weekends. [We can analyze why over … Continue reading

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