Family Medicine

Melissa Palma, MD Melissa Palma, MD (4 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Melissa Palma is an aesculapian advocate who trained in family medicine at a Latino-serving community health center. Her writing reflects on the privileges and responsibilities we have as physicians to advance health equity for our patients and our communities. When not in the hospital, you can find her studying or reading non-fiction while nursing a taro boba tea.




From Transphobia to Charlottesville: The Health Impact of the Tweeter-in-Chief

On July 26, President Donald Trump released another polemic tweet informing the public that “the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,” citing the “tremendous medical costs” that transgender individuals pose to the health system.

Morgan Shier, MD Morgan Shier, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital


Morgan is a family medicine resident at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR. Her interests include the social determinants of health, rural medicine, and women's health. Outside of medicine, she enjoys writing, traveling, and nature.