Hardrock 100 Island Lake Elites

You Need to Run an Ultramarathon

Ok, hold on.  Stick with me here. I am well aware that many of you are not fond of running.  For some simply the thought of lacing up the tennies for a little jog (or “yog,” Ive heard it both ways) is nauseating and vile.  But ultra running is only a distant kin to what…

Haleakala Sunrise

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 3

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to…

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 2

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three-part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to getting…

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 1

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to…

Our Maui Adventures!

Maui is a surprisingly magical place.  Quite honestly I did not know what to expect.  We are mountain people at heart (hence the beard and closet full of plaid) and were even skeptical about how much we would enjoy such a beach-centric destination.  Maybe it was the Aloha spirit or the southern swell but we…

Avila Ridge

The Scrambling Begins

Wow! 13 weeks goes by quickly! Tomorrow marks the start of our last week here on the Central Coast…at least for now.  Our contracts come to a close and we must prep for 6 weeks adventuring various parts of the country. It’s a complete paradigm shift from the rat race ortho world we once worked…

Matanuska Glacier

Perfect Road Tripping Partners

Road trips are amazing!  Epic journeys spanning expansive swaths of the country, exposing often overlooked treasures with every passing mile.  Pupils agape full bore, soaking in sights previously unseen or, more likely, unobserved. The best road trips ignite flickers of amazement and wonder deep in the recesses of our being.  Twitching and sparking inside of…

Zion storm

The Many Hats of Home Health

The Many Hats of Home Health In a prior article (found here) I describe 3 enormous reasons why home health is the ideal setting for any clinician.  This article will go a bit more in depth into the good, bad, ugly, and disgusting aspects of the setting my wife and I have grown to love. As…