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Doctor's Orders: One Physician's Journey Back to Self

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Doctors Orders delivers an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the life of a busy Ob/Gyn. Pam Swift, MD, shares her deeply personal and emotional journey as she confronts life-and-death medical emergencies, becomes entangled in the medical-legal system, and ultimately suffers a crisis of career.
As the wounded healer, having endured her own dark night of the soul,
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Paperback, First, 181 pages
Published July 29th 2015
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Leecia
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this moving memoir. Dr. Swift describes her challenges on the path to becoming an ob/gyn surgeon and the director of a clinic for the un-insured, to the startling day-to-day challenges that the career presents. Wrenchingly emotional life-or-death situations are to be faced and accepted one directly after another, super-human hours are to be worked with no loss of wits. She stellarly rose to position but the costs were high to her life and health and she knew there must be a ...more
Amy Neumeier
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An enlightening, insightful story that allows us a glimpse into the medical profession and emotional struggles of a compassionate physician. This was a quick, captivating read. I recommend to everyone, particularly those considering becoming physicians.
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