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Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D. Posts

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…

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What It Takes to Have a Career in Medicine

After ordering ample amounts of sides and some fried chicken for my husband, I pulled up to the KFC drive-through window to pick up my…


Your Love Story – The Power of Chapter One

If you ever go to marriage counseling, one of the first questions the therapist will ask is: “So how did the two of you meet?”…


An Often Missed Self-Diagnosis

It’s holiday time and that means feasting and family. Of course, for some of us, Thanksgiving dinner comes with a side of tension so thick…

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The One Thing Doctors, Doulas, Moms, & Midwives All Want

As a feminist, a lover of birth, and a physician, I struggle every time I read people’s stories of birth trauma. Improving Birth’s “Break the…


The Anti-Depressing Truth About Happy Pills

Take a look at these pictures and think of some words to describe them.   I see deep and tender and coarse and narrow, but…


The Truth about How I Got in to Medical School

Argh! I was aggravated. My dad kept telling me, “You’ll never know unless you try.” And I kept telling him he didn’t understand that people…