The Doctor is the Patient

Yesterday I had my first ever “Total Body Skin Exam.” After constantly reminding my patients to get their moles checked, I thought it time to take my own advice. (not to mention the countless summers in the 1980s where laying in the sun wasn’t enough-we had to apply oil and foil to really get a good crisp.) I got to my appointment a few minutes early. The “reception” I received from the RECEPTIONIST was cool (to be kind.) I had a bad feeling. Once in the room, I was given a blue paper half gown and a gigantic white napkin “for my lap.” I was spazzy as I undressed. For … [Read more...]