Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D.

Preamble (Important)

Disclaimer:

The views expressed on this blog and website have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other institution with which the authors are affiliated.

Professionalism:

The stories I tell are true, but some details may have been changed to protect patient privacy. Cases I recount took place over many years, in several states and numerous hospitals and most of them are not unique. Other doctors could tell similar stories because there are thousands of similar stories. I will not breach HIPAA policies and respect patient confidentiality as the cornerstone of care.

Liability:

This website includes some dis­cus­sion of med­i­cine, health, and related sub­jects.  The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. You should not rely on any infor­ma­tion here for mak­ing health-related deci­sions.  You should con­sult a physi­cian/healthcare professional in your com­mu­nity for all mat­ters relat­ed to your health.

Accessing, reading or otherwise using this website does not create a physician-patient relationship between you and the author.  Providing personal or medical information to the author does not cre­ate a physician-patient rela­tion­ship between you and the author. Noth­ing con­tained in this website is intended to establish a physician-patient rela­tion­ship, to replace the ser­vices of a trained physi­cian or health care pro­fes­sional, or oth­er­wise to be a sub­sti­tute for pro­fes­sional med­ical advice, diag­no­sis, or treatment.

Community:

There’s a judge on the TV show The Good Wife that makes lawyers use the expression, “in my opinion,” after all subjective statements. When communicating strongly held beliefs, being forced to finish with “in my opinion” is a humbling thing.

Most of our ideologies are unlikely to be swayed by arguments in blog posts/comments, but there is great value in sharing our opinions especially as they relate to our experience.

We are given only one lens and one body for this life, but when we broaden our realm of experience through the lens of others (through blogs, books, movies, music, and conversation), we broaden ourselves.  The more experiences we can collect from others, the wiser and more empathic we become.

So let’s generously share our experiences and humbly share our opinions and we’ll all be the better for it (in my opinion).