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"Medicine is not a job, it is a calling."

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 15, 2020

The other day, I was interviewed by the U.S. News and World report regarding why someone would make the financial decision to become a physician. My best answer was: “You...

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"I recognized your voice...it's the voice of the person who saved my life."

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 12, 2020

This week in the hospital, I was caring for a 46yo patient with a bowel obstruction; we’ll call him Edward (changed for privacy). He is strong and brave and never...

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Respect your body and respect others through self-love and compassion

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 11, 2020

I saw this book on my patient’s bedside table yesterday. She was recently diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer. She is 41 years old. When I pointed out the book, she...

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Who are you? I'm really asking. Who are you, really?

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 07, 2020

Who are you? I’m really asking. Who are you, really? We all want to believe that we will be cool as cucumbers when crisis hits. We think we’ll keep our...

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Do your part. Wear a mask to save lives.

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 03, 2020

This photo is composed of the countless doctors who died from COVID-19 worldwide. Zoom in. Look at the individual photos. Look at each face, who had a name, a family,...

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Do masks restrict your breathing?

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 02, 2020

Warning! Math coming your way! I wanted to dispel a common claim that masks disturb breathing. A coronavirus particle is 120 nanometers (nm) in diameter. Oxygen is 0.120 nm and...

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Covid is still here.

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jun 25, 2020

We know how to slow the spread of the coronavirus. And it’s not rocket science. It’s just plain old, run-of-the-mill, everyday science. Just because our communities and restaurants are opening...

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We gathered together to kneel against racism, bigotry and injustice.

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jun 05, 2020

This morning, we physicians kneeled together in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the measure of time in which George Floyd was held down and asphyxiated until his...

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The Dangers of Antibody Testing

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | May 28, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing has been touted as the holy grail – the get-out-of-COVID-jail free card. Because there are many asymptomatic carriers, some are understandably hoping: “if I’ve already had it...

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