I had a feeling I was going to get this question sometime. So I wasn't surprised when Dr. AV asked me if it's okay to accept Facebook "friend requests" from patients. The answer is NO. Let's look at all the guidelines & statistics first. The BMJ research showed 73% of doctors surveyed had a Facebook … Continue reading QMC 4 Should doctors accept social media “requests” from patients?
A tale of inter-species, intergalactic love amidst a backdrop of apartheid. My sci-fi/ fantasy short story, "The Last Communication" is now available at the online magazine 40p website. You can read an excerpt here. Each story sells for 40p, check out all the other wonderful short stories there. I'm so excited, because this is my fourth … Continue reading Published! My new short sci-fi story- “The Last Communication”
I never thought I'd say this. But I have. You know the symptoms: Unable to concentrate Unable to finish writing/editing Neck aches Frustrated Chasing a deadline and missing said deadline Procrastinating Worn out before typing a sentence Can't think of the said sentence, when you've typed profusely the night before Hating another round of edits … Continue reading Are you Suffering from Writer’s burnout?
Dr LC asked, "Do doctors study even while in practice and how do you go about it? Fantastic question. Any doctor worth his salt, knows he doesn't know everything. I mean the stuff we spill out in front of interns and med students, is the stuff we memorized last night or material that has been … Continue reading QMC 4 Do doctors need to study?
For all my spec fic fans, Joseon Fringe is set to be out in the summer of 2017. This book does celebrate Asian diversity and I'm absolutely blown away by the pedigree of some of my co-authors. I've seen the proofs and can't believe I'm going to share my story with these awesome writers. The … Continue reading Joseon Fringe! Coming Soon
I received a very important question over the week, from a doctor who has a suicidal medical colleague, asking what to do? My answer is do everything and anything. The data is heartbreaking, alarming even. 400-500 doctors a year kill themselves, in the US alone. Among all professions, the percentage of physician suicides is the highest. … Continue reading QMC 3 Have a suicidal medical colleague, what should I do?
As you know from my FB posts, my short story will be published in Fun Dead Publication's "Night in New Orleans" anthology. New Orleans and ravens are both well known in folklore. Set for release on April 1st 2017, its all based in the spooky New Orleans, featuring some amazing authors including, Richard Pastor, Jonathan Shipley, … Continue reading The Making of “A Raven’s Call”
I received a question from a friend who is in FP (family practice) about referrals. "The specialist is offering me a referral fee, should I accept it?" My answer is no. And so is the AMA's. "Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association (AMA)—Clinics, laboratories, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities that … Continue reading QMC 2 -Should I accept referral fees?
I received plenty of compliments on my physical book cover. I must say it took quite a bit of trial and error, and I mean more errors than I would like, to get it to look the way it does. I used Createspace's Cover creator, which is a free service provided by Createspace. The cover creator … Continue reading How to create a print book cover using Createspace?
After my first official author shoot, I must say its not easy. According to me, you need three qualities to photograph well. 1. Good Looks 2. Good Looks and 3. Good Looks. I don't have any of those qualities, so I was quite nervous when I spoke to my photographer Tejaswini Manerikar. She wasn't worried, though. … Continue reading Fantastic Author Photos -How to?