Category Archives: Physician Leadership

New Beginnings #WestWardFro

It has been a while since my last post, so what exactly have I been up to.

I have practiced as a physician, worked primarily as a implementation specialist on a government contract. In my job search I have completed over 100 different applications, caught recruiters trolling my resume for leads, using me to get contracts but never officially hiring me…I discovered that the job description I wrote for my old job was copied verbatim and posted to the new hire profile on LinkedIn necessitating me blocking this person and half dozen others, removing my resume,  and rejecting and blocking most cold contact recruiters. Someone actually attempted to make my going back into practice full time as some type of setback, and if my experience was somehow equivalent to theirs, when in fact we were light years a part. I have witnessed the election of the dumbest individual to the US presidency and the last installation of the Star Wars franchise being disappointing, but through it all I have not caught a case.

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In the past 9 months I have truly established myself as a Dallas Cowboy Superfan with the clothes, accessories and tricked out Cowboy Ops Truck…File May 09, 3 24 03 AM.jpegBeastLa in Redwood Forrest

 

I bought said truck in Dallas TX at Autoflex, Terry Hill and his crew are the bomb!! Went back on line bought a used travel trailer for scrap plus taxes, hitched it to BeastLa and pulled it to Oregon to start as the new Pediatric Nocturnist at Bay Area Hospital. Yes, I pulled it and drove all 3000 miles white knuckling it through Donner’s Pass(yes of the cannibalism story) April Snowstorms?? Chain Advisory??I am from the South we buy tires because they are big and cool not for this weather…File May 09, 3 25 57 AM.jpeg Me, the black chick with a ‘Fro drove through tip warnings and flood warnings all across the Midwest.

My best friend told me I am like a family of 10 Jamaicians because I always have 3 jobs, and it’s true, not to long after I started with Bay Area, I received and accepted a CMIO position.File May 09, 3 18 15 AM

Deja Vu as we approached Seattle Washing May 2017

My team went to Hollywood for dinner and did the touristy thing. By visiting Graumann’s Chinese theater

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The ‘Fro in front of  Graumann’s May 2017

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Star Trek Original Series Cast Member Cement Plaque, Graumann’s May 2017

 

I really love Ramen and will eat it any chance I get

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Best Ramen, Pasadena May 2017

I realize multiple things about myself, management of information will always be part of my life and I can make a career of being a practicing provider and Lead for EMRs. It will be my lifeblood. But I also think as technology evolves, providers that are current and can truly leverage experiences across the continuum of medicine and technology will be needed. In this economic climate no one, vendors or health systems, can nor should they justify large staffs that make no tangible contribution to the IS departments or efficient and meaningful usage of technology.

I think I have more adventures awaiting me as I settle into my new found home state, and I can’t wait!

 

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Live from DC it’s Felicia!!!

So I’m here a full day early and what a day it has been!! I am going to go on record to say I am still salty with American Airlines in spite of getting here on time and getting from DCA to hotel on Metro was a solid experience!! These little brown birds are psychotic, they are so mean to each other and have no fear of humans.

During this post, I can’t be as chatty, because I am in the M Lounge at the Marriott Marquis and I don’t think the other guests would appreciate geek speak into my Dragon Anywhere app…I am looking forward to the first actual day of meeting and will plan to attend classes next meeting. I discovered how jammed packed and distracting this entire area is. I had an amazing lunch at Ping Pong. There is a whole new area with Hermes, Dior and LV surrounding an eternity pool…The Smithsonian, Martin Luther King’s, and the Washington Monument all very close. Blackboard, American Medical College, the VA Administration are all on the same block. I have had my iPad Pro a little over 1 month and I have already lost that blasted pen. I went to find a replacement at the ATT store in Chinatown and the manager and I grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from Bayside High!! 6 degrees of separation wow!!! There is so much here, where do I start?

Well first things truly first…I came here for this…

http://www.physicianleaders.org/classroom/Course/L-SUMM-04-2016/

I have to complete Social Media Training and my CAPM Bootcamp…ugg!!! I am so far behind. Well I am signing off for now. Off to the Smithsonian to hit the spots I didn’t hit during my last time here…I wonder if there are any cherry blossoms left?

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