Thanks to Acorn Influence and Landau for sponsoring today’s conversation! As always, all opinions are my own.
For today’s post, I’m taking a little break from recipes to give you a glimpse into my other life- that of an ER doctor. It’s funny because sometimes I almost feel like I lead two different lives! Part of the week, I work long hours in a busy Emergency Department taking care of sick patients. And then on the days when I’m not working clinically, I switch into the Foodie Physician mode. Although I consider those days to be my days off, my hours are quickly filled up between recipe research, grocery shopping, recipe testing, writing blog posts and articles, responding to emails, answering interview questions, preparing for TV segments and lectures, etc. And then of course, there’s always my most important job on any day, which is being a mom to my 4-year-old daughter Sienna. So suffice it to say I’m always on the go!
I chose the field of Emergency Medicine because I was one of those medical students who loved all of my clinical rotations. I thought about pursuing OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Practice, Neurology and ENT. With Emergency Medicine, I figured I could do it all! The great thing about the ER is that it’s never boring. In one shift I can go from treating a patient with a life-threatening heart attack to managing a patient who’s pregnant and can’t keep anything down, to assessing a patient with a chunk of meat stuck in his throat, to stabilizing a patient in anaphylaxis from eating a peanut, to stitching up a patient who sliced her hand trying to remove the pit from an avocado. Yes, these are all real cases that I’ve had!
Since my job is never boring, why should my scrubs be any different? That’s why I love Smitten Scrubs by Landau. I love the fearlessly bold look of these scrubs. My scrubs style has definitely evolved a lot over the years. When I was a resident, I always wore the free scrubs supplied by the hospital, which were pretty lackluster in color and fit. Over the years, since I always wear scrubs to work, it’s become important to have a uniform that’s stylish, high quality, and flattering. After all, why should I have to sacrifice style for comfort? Smitten scrubs definitely fit the bill, plus they are durable and super comfortable! I love the fitted top and the flared pants. I feel like I can rock them at work, when I’m out running errands or even when I’m taking a much-needed caffeine break and getting some vitamin D!#AD A Day in the Life of @FoodiePhysician Part 2 featuring @LandauUniforms #scrubloveClick To Tweet
One of the other things that I love about Emergency Medicine is that I never have to be on call or carry a pager. So even though my shifts can be physically and mentally exhausting, I know that on my days off, I’m off. That means that I can relax and spend time with my family without having to worry about being called into work. Sienna loves to visit mommy (and daddy) at work!
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To see Part 1 of my Day in the Life series, CLICK HERE.