Best of Health-Ask The PA
Best of Health-Ask The PA

Best of Health-Ask The PA

Some tips and anecdotes about obtaining better health through my experiences as a 4th generation Family practice provider, advocate, cancer patient and care giver! Lots of stories that may save lives and save money along the way! Straight talk with Barb

Early detection is the key as I await surgery tomorrow!

19 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

As a clinician my goal has always been reinforcing the importance of prevention!  23 years in primary care helping others along their journeys. Today, I write in hopes that possibly  one person sees this and spreads the word.  Saving one from this ca...

Clinician/patient #26 Excited we made it through melanoma alphabet soup.

17 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

E-Excited.  I think when I wrote this I felt a sense of strength and excitement to get this melanoma behind me.  The irony fast forward 2.4 years  I feel like I am at square one.  No excitement here.  Just facts.   I love caring for others.  I love t...

Clinician/ cancer patient #25 U-understanding

16 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments PABarb

I-Understanding Well  this week I have definitely learned nothing is guaranteed and understanding.  As you may have noticed I have changed my title to alphabet cancer soup to Patient   Well on Monday I go back into surgery and I will have another can...

Clinician/Cancer patient #24 I -Immunotherapy

12 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

Well we are circling into the final words - cancer alphabet soup that I wrote over 2 years ago when I was was diagnosed with St 3 nodular Melanoma.  Each word has so much meaning and I hope inspiration for others!   If you have time take a look at a...

Clinician /Cancer Survivor #23 J-Journey

11 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

J-Journey When one is😞 diagnosed with Cancer the world stops and your fragility/mortality hits  you smack in the face.   I was diagnosed with a rare form of Melanoma- Amelanotic Nodular. It’s the most aggressive and deadly. After surgery and treatmen...

Clinician /Cancer survivor. #22 U-Understanding—- why so political :(

8 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

U - Understanding  Once  again he content  this is a deviation from the thoughts  that I wrote when I was diagnosed with Melanoma.  At that time I was focused on a full understanding of my Treatment plan and what may happen if it did not work ... it...

Clinician/cancer Survivor #21 Recovery - let’s talk Pandemic

6 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

No recovery here!   In Arizona, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 topped 3,200, a new high, and hospitals statewide were at 89% capacity. Confirmed cases surpassed 100,000, and more than half of those infected, or over 62,000, are unde...

Clinician/cancer patient #20 D-Determined

27 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PABarb

D-Determined When you see the word determined, what do you think of? I think my genetic code caused me to have such a desire to help others. Being a fourth generation family practice provider, I just felt compelled to be in a profession where I could...

Clinician /cancer patient #19 F-Fortunate

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

As we continue alphabet words of emotion after diagnosis is Melanoma today I go for my skin eval... head to toe exam... there is fear, lots of emotion that nothing is found. I would not wish a cancer journey like this on anyone!    My Oncologist at f...

Covid. Mask in public PLEASE

25 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

I am taking a break from Alphabet Soup to discuss as a clinician in the front lines and cancer patient my concerns about Covid.  this is a public health crisis like it or not.  It is our responsibility as fellow beings to put aside politics and agree...