Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D.

Let’s Make America Greater Than It Has Ever Been

About a week before the election, I sent some of my family members a private message. I wrote things like: “Most of us surround ourselves with people who affirm our beliefs – – and yet within our family we perhaps…
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Brave Women of the Bible: She Will Know Their Names

**DISCLAIMER**- This is a post about church and the stories of women in the Bible. If you have subscribed for medical content – this one’s not for you!     The hashtag #whitewashedOUT recently trended on Twitter in response to…
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The Packaging of Providers as Something to Be Sold

“ORDER UP!” “One McDreamy to ED room 18, a McSteamy to room 5, and Dr. Oz to psych bed 2.” As much as patients would like to order Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane and Dr. Oz – we’re not there yet….
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To All Valorous Women

I “met” Rachel Held Evans through her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood. In it, she chronicles the year of her life she spent trying to LITERALLY live out the passages of the Bible directed at women. She spent a…
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What We Should Be Wearing to Work (HINT: It’s Not White)

It doesn’t matter if you can run a 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds or 5.8 seconds… dance like Channing Tatum in Magic Mike or your 70-year-old neighbor sing like Adele or me slide an 8.0 plastic tube through someone’s vocal…
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Will the Real Dr. Here Please Stand Up?

In 2006, graduate nursing programs started granting doctorates of nursing practice (DNP degrees). In a “Media Fact Sheet,” The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) explains the thrust for the change this way: Some of the many factors building…
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What’s All the Fuss about Scope of Practice?

Pssst. I have a secret to tell… …………………………….Many of the things we do in medicine are not that hard! Honestly, it does not take 13 years to learn how to do an appendectomy. The fact that we have reserved tasks…
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