My ten-year-old daughter Lucia asked, “Dad, do you want to read with me?” No, I didn’t. It was late, and I was exhausted after a long day in the office. But I have a rule. When my kids want to talk, I make myself available. Kids want to talk on their terms, not ours, and my children often want to chat at the most inconvenient times.
And who can say no to a 10-year-old?
I am a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Texas. I grew up in Dallas. I attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, where I played basketball and majored in Spanish. I then returned to Dallas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
After completing my residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital, I moved to Irving, Texas, to work with MacArthur Medical Center, where I now serve as the CEO.
I have the honor of speaking around the country on family planning, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and teen pregnancy prevention.
I am happily married to a wonderful woman. We…
Sometimes we need a jolt to snap us out of a funk. It‘s been a long time since I smiled, laughed, or felt happy about something. Like many, my soul craved a defibrillating reboot. I discovered a shocking way to inject optimism back into my life through a TV show called Ted Lasso on Apple TV+.
The show follows the journey of American college football coach Ted Lasso played by actor Jason Sudeikis. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about soccer, Ted has been hired to coach a fictional English Premier soccer (football) team, AFC Richmond. Ted’s job is to elevate the…
Have you noticed those weird-looking short stories popping up in your daily feeds? I have. At first, they just confused me. I was not sure what was happening. Then, I noticed I was reading every single one of them from start to finish.
After this lightbulb moment, it was time to investigate this different style of publishing Medium refers to as shortform stories. If you are not familiar with shortform, here is an article from Creator’s Hub explaining how this story style works.
Thank you, Hal Elrod, for waking me up to a new perspective
Tired, sluggish, and dreading the day, I drag myself out of bed like a zombie from The Walking Dead. Like many hard-working entrepreneurs, this was my daily morning routine. Two years ago, I stumbled upon a podcast interview with author Hal Elrod in which he shared his incredible story and explained his book The Miracle Morning. His message hit me like a ton of bricks.
We all work so hard to create an amazing life for ourselves, but we never stop and take the time to enjoy the…
Self-scheduling is faster, easier, and improves vaccine access.
Dallas County Health and Human Services say it’s time to stop playing the game show “Who can get a vaccine today?” Dallas County residents now schedule a same-day or next-day appointment thanks to the launch of the COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduler.
After completing a brief screening questionnaire, residents may book their own Covid-19 vaccine appointment at the Dallas Fair Park Community Vaccination Center. The country has increased its available supply of messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, making the wait system unnecessary.
US citizens across the country have been frustrated over the…
Active-duty military service members now have a new option for individual mental health treatment. The Cohen Clinic at Metrocare in Addison, Texas announced a new initiative to fill the void for those making a civilian life transition.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare is a non-profit mental health clinic serving veterans and their families throughout North Texas. The Addison clinic previously offered couples and group therapy to active duty servicemen and women. This expansion of services announcement opens the door for any active-duty personnel to seek individual treatment.
Veterans and active-duty members face a variety of potential…
They say a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. The Dragon’s Den Bar in New Orleans takes the expression to a whole new level. The historic two-floor bar and event venue offered a free watermelon lemon drop shot to any patron who participated in the “shot for shot” Covid-19 Vaccine drive.
The New Orleans bar partnered with Crescent Care to bring the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine straight to the people in a true New Orleans style for the event held on April 9. While the DJs provided live music, Qween Amor, a licensed EMT and transgender…
The Covid-19 pandemic has depleted our nation’s blood supply. Blood banks across the country are operating below capacity, and patients are paying the price.
As we march together through the pandemic, many people are searching for ways to help others. One of the easiest ways to support the surrounding community is to schedule a local blood bank visit and make a donation.