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Caring for Patients; Caring for Community

Meeting Patients Where They Are Carol Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP is a gifted doctor for whom healing goes much deeper than treating and releasing emergency department patients. She’s also passionate about educating her community – and preventing patients from needing her services in the first place. “My background is in medicine, but I also consider […]

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Physician Carol Scott

Weekly Wellness: Be the person who does what’s right

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even if it’s not always easy, doing the right thing […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Challenging Normal

By Jason Bolden, MD, FACEP, CDP As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, I thought it would be of benefit to look beyond King’s iconic his I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington in 1963. The recent unrest of within our American society necessitates that we look inward as a nation. January […]

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Weekly Wellness: Considering Criticism

It’s not always easy to hear what we’re doing wrong, even if it is delivered in the kindest possible way. However, criticism often is NOT delivered in the kindest possible way. But we have a choice in how to receive that criticism, Dr. Jess Badwards reminds us in this week’s edition of Be Well Heal […]

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Weekly Wellness: The cost of hitting snooze

Who can’t use a few more minutes – or even hours – in the day? In this week’s blog, Dr. Jess Badwards extols the virtues of NOT hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock. A little extra sleep can feel great in the moment, but being late can throw off your whole day. Read […]

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Weekly Wellness: Let it go

                What’s weighing on you? Dr. Jess Badwards asks that important question in this week’s Weekly Wellness post. Did you have unmet expectations? Failed resolutions? Broken relationships?  Unaddressed conflicts?  Don’t go into the New Year with unresolved feelings or issues. As we learned in 2020, a year can […]

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Weekly Wellness: Getting through it

                  We’re not the first generation to live through a pandemic. And, unfortunately, we likely will not be the last. But knowing that – and being on the front lines of it – does not make it any easier to bear. It doesn’t erase the facts of […]

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Living out ‘Servant’s Heart; Owner’s Mind’

  For nearly a year now, American healthcare workers have seen many stages of the COVID-19 virus: waves of the deadly infection; patterns of few patients at all in their hospitals, then packed emergency departments. Clinicians, like non-healthcare workers, have masked up, washed their hands a thousand extra times, avoided fun activities and family gatherings, […]

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Weekly Wellness: Because…Life

This week, Dr. Jess Badwards acknowledges that things are going to go wrong on shift sometimes, because, well, we’re human. We’re going to mess up dinner sometimes and need to order pizza or make pb & j instead. While we always aim for perfection, we also need to figure that some days, life is just […]

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Weekly Wellness: Find the solution

When you see something that needs done, do you simply do it – even if it’s “not your job”? At work? At home? In the grocery store lot, if someone left a cart right in the middle of the lot? Sometimes just doing what needs to be done makes everyone feel better – especially yourself! […]

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