Poetic Voices

The COVID-19 Infection-Inflammation Equation

By Candice Reyes MD The uncertainty is certain, Let us draw up the curtain, Unmask this serial killer’s intention. Attack of its clones gone VIRAL! Made distancing societal, Disrupting every human convention. Humble hydroxychloroquine, Now forced into the scene. Telehealth bridges our CARE. Drive-thru testing, PPE’s & sanitizing, Social media fills the air. But let’s… Continue reading The COVID-19 Infection-Inflammation Equation

Doctor's stories, Poetic Voices

Narrative Medicine in COVID-19 Crisis!

Since studying Narrative Medicine, I have endeavored to share how it has opened new ways for me in seeing, learning, and practicing medicine. I call it... Reigniting the Art of Medicine, in the age of the electronic, digitized medical systems. There is beauty in reading, poetry, art, stories, music, and film and it gives us… Continue reading Narrative Medicine in COVID-19 Crisis!

Poetic Voices

Wispy Moon By Alya Ahmad

Looking @ you makes me feel Translucent. You watch over us, So Elegantly. You ponder our Silliness. You must think of us as Small, Filled with Self-Importance. As we busy our lives with Objects and Desires. You look Angelic, As if The Softness you wish we had could, Be dispersed and draped upon us. If… Continue reading Wispy Moon By Alya Ahmad

Doctor's stories, Poetic Voices

Words Composed on a Page-A Short Story Video by Alya Ahmad MD

Caring is comforting. The Story is read. We enter into the writer's realm and share the struggles, triumphs, and outcomes in the words printed on the page. Writing and reading although healing is a painful endeavor. Click to enter into "Words Composed On A Page" https://videopress.com/v/byAWn3zd?preloadContent=metadata This Video entails the story and the writer's struggle… Continue reading Words Composed on a Page-A Short Story Video by Alya Ahmad MD

Patient's Stories, Uncategorized

There Is A Real Human Behind Every Mask, By Brian De Francesca

Searching For Peace 18 years ago today, my mother died. If that was the end of her journey – I do not know.   I was not with her. I was on my way to Stockholm where Casper was due to arrive on the scene; that had its own challenges and learning experiences – a story… Continue reading There Is A Real Human Behind Every Mask, By Brian De Francesca