An extraordinary honor

Before I get to the business of introducing myself, I have to begin by thanking my hosts at the main blog.  I am incredibly honored to be joining such a thoughtful and intelligent community, and hope to provide a contribution worthy of the privilege.  The other hosted blogs have been an excellent addition to what was already one of the best sites on the Web, and I’m chuffed to be in the company of Burt, Alex, Jaybird and Tim.

So, what do I presume to add to the bunch?  The legal profession being already well-represented, I thought maybe I would offer some perspectives from medicine.  I am a pediatrician in private practice in New England, and am on staff at three teaching hospitals.  I’ve practiced in both rural and urban settings in three states, in facilities ranging from major tertiary referral centers to community hospitals.  And I thought I might hold forth about various healthcare topics from time to time, from a vantage point within the industry.

In case I can’t think of anything to say about medicine on any given day, I might veer into other areas of personal interest.  These include cooking, reading, running and raising a son (“the Monkey”) with the Man Who Would Be My Husband (“the Better Half”).  I am also unapologetic in my love of televised programs during which famous women are presented awards while wearing borrowed clothing and jewelry.

That should do it for now, I suspect.  A warm thanks, again, for the thrill of being here.

Russell Saunders

Russell Saunders is the ridiculously flimsy pseudonym of a pediatrician in New England. He has a husband, three sons, daughter, cat and dog, though not in that order. He enjoys reading, running and cooking. He can be contacted at blindeddoc using his Gmail account. Twitter types can follow him @russellsaunder1.


  1. He has a husband, son, cat and dog, though not in that order.


    • Sorry, wrong blog. I thought this was one of Burt’s Monday puzzles.

  2. I find that firsthand insights about subjects like health care tend to undermine the effectiveness of my uninformed insights about those same subjects. But welcome anyway!

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