A Locum’s ScrapBook: Away From the OR


The 1st Saturday on Call 🙂

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Editor’s Note:

I’m doing some perfusion traveling as I am taking my show on the road.  As such, every once in awhile I will be dropping a few notes and pictures of places visited, and observations made.  In a sense, the beginning of a scrap book on Open Heart Surgery in America (and other places if possible).

Enjoy 🙂



To view the entire series- click here: A Locum’s ScrapBook.

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A Day Away From The OR

So today is one of those days, your internal alarm clock won’t let let you sleep past 6:30-ish (of course), and you are coffeed up and ready to go…

But-   go where?

The outdoor thing comes to mind, some hiking and checking out some of the places I saw briefly the day before, but this time able to FaceTime the experience with my other (and better) half.  Believe me- IT HELPS A LOT 🙂

If you are a locums and on the road, have a family or significant other- well FaceTimie video chats are truly a necessity.  The pictures below remind you of who is not in your life for the time being- and that is probably the most significant caveat to doing locums perfusion.



The top are all my kids, and the one’s below (in duck-yellow) are them hanging out with some close friends.

So just remind yourself that you are doing it for them, and life looks a little better.

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Exploring & Hiking

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Food for Thought


Time to eat …  🙂

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Window Shopping

Down town store windows make exceptional subjects for portrait photography.  They are grainy, and imperfect, and that coarse quality is what lends them with such exxtraordinary appeal…


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