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04  Apr  13 eijean-wu category Eijean Wu

A View from the Trenches | Eijean Wu, MD, MPP

The line starts forming outside the building around 6:00 a.m. When I walk from the parking lot to the cafeteria to get my morning coffee, I see my patients, crowded under the awning, ready for the monthly ritual of coming to a county cancer clinic. Many of them have bags packed with magazines and snacks. Some are holding sleeping grandchildren. I marvel at how they have adapted their lives to a clunky bureaucracy that doesn’t respect their time.

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11  Mar  13 eijean-wu category Eijean Wu

Annual Meeting Coverage: Visionary Triads | Eijean Wu, MD, MPP

The SGO coat of arms has occupied the main stage since the start of the annual meeting. Inadvertently, it lends gravity to the photos of award recipients and keynote speakers, a fitting backdrop to documents of conference highlights.

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17  Jan  13 eijean-wu category Eijean Wu

Wound Healing | Eijean Wu, MD, MPP

Maria was one of my luckier patients, someone with a solid support system and safe home. She came into the hospital for a relatively small surgery. Her concerned family drilled me with questions.

“How is her wound?”
“It’s looking pink and clean, just like it should.”

“Is abuelita in pain?”
“I think the morphine is helping. Her face is peaceful.”

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