Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

Why Are We Depressed?

• An 80 year old woman who just lost her husband to cancer • A 55 year old man who just lost his job • A 22 year old who just broke up with his girlfriend • A 70 year old woman whose dog just died • A 42 year old in the midst of […]

Bringing Peace on Earth

Yesterday a friend of mine told me that she was gracious to 3 people in her bank who in turn were gracious to her. “How can something so small make a difference? Change the fighting in the Gaza strip?” “I feel so helpless” she said. “This is my little world, removed from the horrors of […]

“Sensitives” Belong to Their Tribe

The more I read about Robin Williams, listen to his voice expressing his deepest feelings, the more I feel his ‘sensitive’ nature. I am a sensitive also. So are 90% of my patients. I have felt a deep loneliness all of my life, a disconnect from Earth systems. I don’t adapt well to people and […]

An EPIC Degree of Soul Loss

The practice of medicine has undergone yet another change. Over the past several years, it has gone electronic. Those of you who have experienced electronically recorded medicine have had to adapt to the profound change that this brought to the physician visit. Physicians, already stressed from adapting to the corporatization of medicine, now have to […]

Chana Dal Curry Soup

For dinner tonight, I had an organic green salad with cucumbers and carrots, Chana dal (yellow lentils) and organic Jasmine rice. Chana Dal is a lentil from India that has a low glycemic index and tastes incredible as a curry. Chana Dal Curry Soup 1 cup of chana dal (available at any Indian grocery store […]

What Are The Odds?

I love The Bay Area in California. Even though I now live in Wisconsin, I am still drawn to the beauty of the sun and the warmth with the smell of eucalyptus and the misty feeling of the ocean on my face. I used to run the hills of SF at 4:30 am during my […]

The Hope of Transforming Healthcare

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” My past few articles have been on the unhealthy infrastructure in health care today and how it adversely affects patients as well as physicians, nurses and those who work within it to serve. […]

A DEEPER KIND OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

Many of us are disheartened by the state of health care today.  The solutions being proposed to repair and reform it are not sustainable for physicians or patients.  Every system functions from operating principles that govern and direct its mission.  In order for us to understand why health care is dysfunctional, we need to analyze […]

LOVE is here on Earth

LOVE is here on Earth I have often felt that LOVE is what we are here to feel and give to each other. Many share how I feel so why don’t we have stories of LOVE everywhere? Ever since I was little, I felt it often and deeply.  It was inspiring and a bit frightening […]