I am a writer and former middle-school teacher. I have been married to a doctor for over 20 years. His specialty is internal medicine, which comes in handy whenever I have aches and pains. He never hesitates to offer his expert opinion, whether or not I’m seeking it. Through the years, we have had some thoroughly enlightening and often annoying medically-oriented conversations during dinner. This has occurred during simple family dinners with our three children, as well as large dinner parties with family, friends, and acquaintances. It seems that during the common and communal act of sharing a meal, people feel emboldened to ask a doctor ANYTHING. During my evening meal, I have been treated to discourses about the importance of fiber and the symptoms of STDs, among many other topics.
This site is not intended to offer readers medical advice! If you need medical advice, for God’s sake go see YOUR OWN doctor! I am not a medical professional. I am simply sharing my experiences dining with a doctor almost daily.