ABOUT ME AND MY WORK
I have spent my entire adult life caring for children: my own as a parent, my practice’s as a pediatrician and my community’s as the writer of a health column for parents. I raised two sons, Dan and Neil, now 27 and 25. I was a registered nurse for 10 years, caring for babies in the newborn nursery and children in the pediatric intensive care unit and the burn unit. I became a pediatrician and worked for many years at an inner city community health center. For the past four years I have been in private practice with one partner. We see babies in the nursery and children and families in the office and hospital. We don’t use hospitalists or answering services, nursing triage lines or cross-coverage groups, preferring to be available to our patients 24/7. We even do home visits.
I am also a writer. My fiction has appeared in the Charles River Review and Hospital Drive and won third place out of a field of nearly 8000 entries in the 2004 Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition. My essays, clinical case reports, conference coverage and book reviews have appeared in the journals Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, The American Medical Writers Association Journal, and Patient Education and Counseling. My health column "Pediatric Points" appears in the national newsletter Pediatrics for Parents.
I live in Massachusetts with my husband Saul and our dog Homer. Our sons Dan and Neil live in nearby Maine.