I’m thrilled to announce the release of Mama Doc Medicine – Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health, and Work-Life Balance (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014) by Wendy Sue Swanson, MD.
Here’s what you need to know about Mama Doc Medicine in under two minutes:
Who is Mama Doc? Wendy Sue Swanson, noted creator of the Seattle Mama Doc blog and executive director for Digital Health at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Swanson’s voice has come to define a new generation of public pediatricians who have learned to leverage the tools of content creation and dialog.
What is Mama Doc Medicine? A concise, easy-to-navigate compilation of some of Dr. Swanson’s best Seattle Mama Doc blog posts updated, referenced and refined for 2014.
Format. Mama Doc Medicine is constructed with 100 digestible insights broken down into 4 sections: Prevention | Social-emotional support | Immunizations | Work/Life balance. It’s easy to peruse and consume on the fly. While I haven’t seen it in digital format, I suspect it renders nicely on a tablet. The major sections are separated with some nifty infographics.
Voice. Clear and real. Refined by her years writing Seattle Mama Doc, Mama Doc Medicine is written with the sensibility of a mother and the wisdom of a pediatrician. Reading MDM is like listening to Dr. Swanson speak.
Who should read it? Parents and caregivers, for sure. I might recommend Mama Doc Medicine for medical students, residents, nurses and pediatricians who want to understand a master-level communicator’s approach to common parental issues.
Favorite insight/chapter. Digital Sabbatical and Digital Sabbath (I’m warming up to this idea)
Favorite quote. “Go outside with your children every day. Move in a space that has no ceiling.”
Cover. Clean, clever and cute.
For the second edition. Needs a poo chapter. Parents are born stool-gazers.
Where can you get your copy? Right here.
Beyond the sensible advice delivered in Mama Doc Medicine check out Dr. Swanson’s blog and watch her work everyday on Twitter at @seattlemamadoc.
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