Saturday, May 06, 2006

Why this blog?

For three reasons:

Because Bush medicine is different. The geographical challenges and the structure of the health care delivery system are unlike anything in the rest of the United States.

Because dog mushing is exciting. The sport is incredibly fun, and the relationship between a dog team and the musher is deeply rewarding.

Because tundra life is endlessly fascinating. The land here is wide open and totally wild. The sky is huge. The rivers are untamed. The climate demands respect and attention. It is an amazing place to live.

I want to share with any of you who are interested the stories of a life and a medical practice very different from most. Both are challenging in ways I never imagined. Let me tell you about it…



Blogger Peg Spencer said...

Tundra PA - I can't wait to hear more! Dog mushing? You do that too?

This is an exciting blog. Thanks for starting it. I'll be back!


Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:31:00 AM  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

I can't wait to read more, too. I found you via Grand Rounds today.

I would love to link you on my blog list. (Perhaps you'll reciprocate!)

I lived in Alaska for years. I was a cheechako who married a sourdough. Our manboy #1 (now 21 years old) was born in Glennallen at Faith Hospital (now Crossroads Medical Center.) It was 50 below zero that day.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz here from I Speak of Dreams.

I'm not a medical person, I just have replaced a lot of dead-tree reading (novels, biographies) with interesting "slice of life" blogs. I came over from Grand Rounds.

Loved your post on the Elder.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 1:54:00 PM  
Blogger TheTundraPA said...

Thanks for commenting!

Milliner's Dream, you are welcome to list me on your blog; I'd be honored. At this point, I lack the skil to reciprocate. I still haven't figured out the blogroll thing. It seems to require writing html code into the template for the blog, which is a light-year or two beyond me at the moment. My learning curve as a blogger is still quite steep.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Dr. A said...

Great blog! I'm learning a lot. Keep it up! I blogrolled you, too.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will definitely come back to this blog.
What a combination! A writer and a PA!
Love your stories!


Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:33:00 PM  
Blogger TheTundraPA said...

LAPA--thanks--and WOW, you went all the way back to the beginning. Over a hundred posts later, it seems so long ago *grin*. Hope you'll be a regular visitor...

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger The MSILF said...

This is so beautiful and fascinating all at once. I am reading from the beginning up. I would love to hear more about you, how you got there, what it is like (I want to work in rural health care too). Thank you for writing.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 7:19:00 AM  
Blogger TheTundraPA said...

MSLIF--thank you for visiting, and for commenting. Keep reading, and you'll find a lot of my life in here; at least the "what it is like" part. Perhaps I'll do more of the "how I got here" part in some upcoming post. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:26:00 PM  
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