Becoming a Person I Hardly Recognize

I’m intimidated by physicians. It’s not a concern about intellectual equality; I spent my career surrounded by brilliant, highly educated, and talented people whose intellectual prowess attracted rather than intimidated me. It is unrelated to my insecurities about my body. It’s not about the sterility of doctors’ offices and other healthcare facilities. It’s not related to the vulnerability I feel about being ill. It’s not about physicians’ behavior toward me; as a matter of fact,…
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