The site is up and you arrived. Thrilling! As I type, I’m stuck on the tarmac due to a power outage in New Orleans —it’s 2pm and I’m trying to get to the American Academy of Pediatrics national meeting. Power outage delays, airline fiascos, mechanical trouble – the whole bit. Up since 4am but I’ll eventually make it. We are waiting to find an airline gate with power.
Truly, it’s quite a treat to have my voice here online again and I’m grateful to those who have made this happen (ahem, Roni Ayalla). Thank you.
Being a physician today is an auspicious opportunity – especially with digital and social tools like this. This weekend I’ll be presenting to my peers about digital health and innovation, infant tracking, food allergy prevention, and attending sessions on topics all across pediatric health. I’ll meet up with many colleagues and old friends. Everyone at the meeting cares deeply about children — it’s an honor to be in their midst. I mean – imagine being with 10,000 people who spend every day trying to improve children’s lives.
I’m here really to say welcome to my new site! All of the content (and comments) from my Mama Doc blogging over the years is here on the new blog – content spanning form 2009-2019. The search works and the tags remain. Please peruse.
But really …this is my new home and also a new way to improve public health and scale pediatrics. My plan is to continue sharing ideas about preventing illness and injury in blog content but also build out new ways to connect parents to scientific information and quick tips for enjoying life with children. I plan to focus more and more in my work on ways to prevent bad things from happening in the first place. I plan to keep tinkering with new technology. From writing or my daily work in start-ups, or the media, my goal is to build value in the health system for prevention efforts. We have to stop a dominant focus on funding interventions for sickness, primarily… especially when we can sometimes prevent the very illness or injury in the first place.
I’ll share stories about life and raising my boys. Working in Silicon Valley as a chief medical officer in a female-founded start-up. Consulting for large and small companies. The immense value in vaccinations. The bounty of presence we can find with ourselves or With those we love. The pure preciousness of life we feel when we feel really alive. I’ll share good things I read. Or ideas I have that you can help me with.
So much more to come.
Thank you for finding me. Please keep in touch. I’ll be writing from Madison and from California (or the tarmac in Louisiana like today). And I will share as much as I can
I’m just so glad you’re here! And I’m just so glad I might be able to help and learn along with you.