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Debra Blaine

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Debra E. Blaine was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island, NY. With a passion for the humanities, she received her BA in Philosophy and Hebrew at the University of Texas at Austin, before going on for graduate studies in Comparative Religion at Temple University. She ultimately changed paths, and attended Baylor College of Medicine to earn her MD in 1987. She returned to Long Island for post graduate training and has practiced Family and Urgent Care medicine on Long Island and Queens for nearly thirty years.

The changing face of medicine, which reflects the changing attitudes of Western society, has compelled her to return to her earliest dreams: to engage with and attempt to influence our world through writing and the
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Doctors make terrible patients

"Doctors are the worst patients," my surgeon said to me in our pre-op discussion.

"I know," I answered.

"No, you really are. You're going to have to follow directions. I want you to get on the carousel and take the ride. The problem with people like you is you try to do too much too fast. Listen to instructions, and follow the rules."

I recently had the experience of becoming ...you  are. Read more of this blog post »
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"This is a totally new author for me and I have to say I am thrilled to find her work This was a story that drew you in from the word go and kept you on the edge of your seat until you turned that last page

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Action-packed story illustrating the fast-paced life of an ER physician. The process of split-second decisions and life and death drama, followed by introspection and second-guessing. Dr. Emma Steele struggles to be doctor, mother, friend, woman, and ...more
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Part I of an intriguing fantasy/adventure trilogy, which, by extrapolation, highlights the unknown strengths hidden within ourselves when we turn our differences into personal power. Love, loyalty, and danger, all set the stage for a thriller adventu ...more
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An intense, heartbreaking autobiography of a physician who grew up alone and homeless in Hollywood; portraying the resourcefulness and foolishness of a teen in her struggle to survive. Powerful.
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