Category Archives: Stories

A Taste of My Own Medicine

A little taste of my own medicine helped me see how sweet my life really is. Continue reading

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Hymn of the Futon

A story of gratitude for an answered prayer by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Moving 1,000 miles away from home to attend medical school was an exciting experience for me and my little family. As I wrote in a previous post, … Continue reading

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The First Ever John M. Stang Award

by Alan Sanderson, MD Last week my lovely wife and I traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for the Internal Medicine residency graduation and awards ceremony at The Ohio State University, where the first ever John McNaugher Stang Award for Inspiring Internal … Continue reading

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Empathy and the Volkswagen Fox Effect

The trials we suffer in righteousness make us more empathetic to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once had a girlfriend who drove an old Volkswagen Fox. Before I started spending so much time with her I had never … Continue reading

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Faith is a Shoe

Why would you try to run through life without it? by Alan B. Sanderson, MD A few weeks ago I wrote about the untimely death of my daughter Evelyn, and how my faith in God’s plan gave me a sense … Continue reading

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Embrace the Certainty

When the rubber hits the road for the Plan of Salvation in your life, the faith you will need should already be in place. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Last week I spent a whole day on the labor and … Continue reading

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Embrace the Uncertainty

When faced with uncertainty, be firm in what you know is right. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD A teenage boy sat outside on the campus of Bakersfield High School. He was a freshman, almost 15 years old, and was sitting … Continue reading

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Christmas, Upside-Down

Has your Christmas been turned upside-down? You’re in good company. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One of my family traditions, started when my oldest kids were little, is to illustrate the Christmas story from the Bible, one scene at a … Continue reading

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Between Their Loved Home and the War’s Desolation

The human cost of war, and those who pay it by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Vietnam was a hard war to come home from. My dad was told to change into civilian clothes as soon as possible after the flight … Continue reading

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The Operating Room and the Temple

The temple is like the operating room; it has a special purpose, and special preparation is required to enter it. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD On the first day of my medical school surgery rotation I set foot inside of … Continue reading

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