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child neurologist @UNCCIDD | #DevelopmentalDisabilities | wannabe author | #CancerSurvivor | #StrokeSurvivor | she / her / hers | my opinions
Dec 22, 2021 17 tweets 3 min read
Going to medical school as a low income student meant taking on nearly $300K in educational debt. That's grown to over $400K thanks to interest. Want more doctors who come from disadvantaged backgrounds? Make higher education more accessible & #CancelStudentDebt And cancel medical debt while you're at it!
Aug 14, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
I worry that my doctors won't believe me.

Every time. Every appointment. Every doctor. Even the ones with whom I have a good relationship.

Why? Because once, when I was sick and needed them the most, my doctors did not believe me. I dress nicely when I go to doctor's appointments.

I am as polite and respectable as I can be.

I use correct terminology.

I am thorough when I report my history.

Why? Because once, when I was sick and needed them the most, my doctors did not believe me.
Dec 6, 2019 9 tweets 3 min read
parent: I think she fakes it to get days off

me, pediatric neurologist & migraineur extraordinaire: what does she do when she gets a headache?

p: lays down in a dark, quiet room

me: &

p: throws up

me: &

p: cries herself to sleep

me:

p:

me:

p: she gets a whole day off Yes, children can get migraines. Yes, they really can be that bad. No, they aren't faking it. No, a migraine day does not count as a day off.

xoxo,

that brain doctor who's had migraine with aura since she was 11