Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D.

6 Tips to Optimize Recovery After Orthopedic Injury/Surgery (Guest Post)

Carolyn and I met 11 years ago when Mickey and Carolyn’s husband worked together as residents. Our paths diverged, but thanks to Facebook, we are still in touch and I am happy to offer you some of her expertise! Carolyn…
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10 Reasons Breasts Are Our Frenemies

NOTE: The full text of this post was originally posted to facebook as a status update on my facebook page for easy reading/sharing. 10 Reasons Breasts Are Our Frenemies They are beautiful. Like really, really beautiful. So everywhere they go they…
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The Low-down on Death (PAP series 6/6)

“People are People” Part 6 of 6   Deaths in the hospital usually happen one of two ways: full code intensity or comfort care attentiveness. Codes are loud. There are shouts of, “it’s been 2 minutes since the last epi!” The…
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The Truth about Trauma Drama (PAP series 5/6)

“People are People” Part 5 of 6   A few years ago, Mickey (my trauma surgeon husband) was featured on a show on TLC called “Emergency Level One.” There’s a reason trauma is so heavily featured in medical shows. It…
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The Mindful Truth about Mental Illness (PAP series 4/6)

“People are People” Part 4 of 6 It’s not always obvious. Sometimes patients register with a chief complaint like “headache.” They tell the nurse their head has been hurting for months and deny fevers, etc. They get put in a…
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The Naked Truth about Nudity (PAP series 3/6)

“People are People” Part 3 of 6 There are people all over the country who get paid to let medical students examine their prostates, testicles, and pelvic areas. These eager young learners wait in short white coats to put their…
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The Truth about when Patients are Prisoners (PAP series 2/6)

“People are People” Part 2 of 6 When I imagined being a doctor, I thought about delivering big healthy babies to nice married couples like Jamie & Paul Buchman from the sitcom Mad About You. When I thought about suturing…
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