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I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.

Source:  NY Times / By Cheri A. Blauwet / Dec. 6, 2017 When I was in the third year of my medical residency, I was asked to evaluate a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible exam table that would be used in doctors’ offices to better provide care for patients with mobility-related disabilities. The table could go as low as 18 inches off the ground to enable easier transfers for wheelchair users and had extra rails and grips to provide support for patients with impaired balance. I was to assess this equipment as a “user expert.” Although the table was designed to accommodate patients with...

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The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Source:  New York Times / Todd Balf / DISABILITY  / MARCH 1, 2017 “You’re sort of in between, aren’t you?” an old friend asked me recently. She’d been through it all with me — my diagnosis of a rare spine cancer two years ago, the radical multistage surgery, the long rehab stint, the longer convalescence at home, and the eventual finding that I’d suffered a complication in surgery that caused a spinal cord injury and what will probably be permanent paraplegia. My sports-toned and -nurtured legs hadn’t responded to rehab the way they’d been expected to because they couldn’t. What my friend...

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