Letters from Maine

Learning a growth mindset

Most smart children may be born that way, but there are always opportunities for improvement, and our patients and their parents need to believe...

Letters from Maine

The limits of education

If the truth isn’t convincing the [vaccine] resistors, then the obvious choice is consequences.

Beyond the White Coat

Physician as trusted counselor

It takes more time to learn the art of counseling parents, listening to their concerns, and earning their trust. That art is practiced in face-to-...

Behavioral Consult

Pediatric depression and parents

Parents are your natural partners as they are concerned about their children’s health and safety and eager for guidance on how to best support...


My favorite physical exam pearls

For those seeking to increase their comfort with conducting the physical exam, below are several methods I have found helpful to use in practice...