About Me


My girls!

Hi- My name is Sheila. Welcome to my site.

What started as a Pediatrics Blog has morphed into my own love for writing and photography and food. My practice and patients take a lot of time and I use this area to express myself.

This is mostly whatever I feel like eating or cooking blog. I will talk about being a doctor too. Actually most of my hits on this site come from posts related to doctoring. But I’ve earned that being creative and exploring my interests are very important to my happiness. Seeing me as someone different than a physician makes happy. I’m a better happier doctor, mother and wife for it.

67 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dr. Carson,
    We have you on our Top Pediatricians list because we recognized those who do a great job sharing resources online for the benefit of others. We’d like to be able to keep you on this list, but have noticed that you haven’t tweeted in your Twitter account since 2009. Maybe you could put an RSS feed into your account to help you keep it fresh? Please let us know if you intend to tweet again soon. Thanks,

    Julie Bohlen, MBA, ELS
    Vice President Professional Services
    OrganizedWisdom Health

  2. Hello Dr Carson
    I am pediatrician practicing in India.
    Stumbled upon your post β€œThe Ugly side of being a Doctor” after I Google searched for “hate being a doctor”!
    Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. WOW! you are a dedicated pediatrician
    Often my thoughts are- maybe I should change my career. But I am so inspired by your words that I feel I should hold on to this life even though it gets onto my nerves.
    Thanks again

  3. I’ve been there. It has been a long time since I have felt such despondence but I remember the sadness at not liking something that took so long to attain. I’m better now mostly due to the fact I work part time and make sure that I get out and invest my time in my children as well as other hobbies. You have to rejuvenate yourself and with all the other stuff remember…it is what it is.

  4. I am glad for writing to let you understand of the impressive encounter my cousin’s princess gained viewing your site. She came to understand some pieces, most notably how it is like to have an amazing teaching style to let many more with ease fully understand specified advanced things. You truly exceeded my desires. Thanks for distributing the great, safe, edifying not to mention unique tips about this topic to Evelyn.

  5. Hi Sheila,

    I met you and your family at Seaport Village on Sunday…my friend, Ashley, is the one going to Guam. I’ve passed your contact information on to her I and hope she’ll be in touch. I truly appreciate you reaching out as you did!

    Your photographs are really wonderful!

  6. Hi Dr. Cason!

    It’s been awhile πŸ™‚ The kids are getting so big! Chloe is almost 5 and just started Kindergarten – can you believe it?! Glad to see you are still blogging. Such a talented artist you are.

    πŸ™‚ Dawn

  7. I just came across your article on the Ugly side of doctor and I just wanna thank you for opening my eyes forreals!

    Also, I would like to personally thank you for being such a helpful person. I have always dreamed of helping out people by reaching out as far as I can once I become a doctor. And coming across your blog was the best thing that has happened to me in terms of reaching that ambition. I am looking forward to reading all of my articles when I am done with my MCAT studying!!!

    I hope you have an amazing day tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Dr Carson,

    I stumbled upon your site when I was browsing through a pre-med forum. How long have you been a pediatrician? And if you weren’t doing peds, what are a few other specialities that interested you? Thanks for your time πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Daniel,

    I graduated from medical school in 2000 and finished my pediatric residency in 2003.

    I absolutely loved surgery! I loved the technical skill that was needed and being a part of the team. I lived and breathed it though and couldn’t see myself immersed only in surgery.

    I liked OB as well but as soon as the baby was born all I wanted to do was be with the cutest person in the room!

    Internal medicine was interesting as well as psych. Honestly I enjoyed it all but was really invested in the kids. My heart was theirs, and if I was going to be up all night it was going to be for them.

  10. Hi Dr. Carson,

    I stumbled upon your blog while trying to google every little things i can find about the life of a doctor. It is really refreshing to have stumbled across your blog i feel that it was a blessing. Alittle about me is that i was born in africa, kenya, moved here about 6 yrs ago. I recently graduated from college the first and only in my family ( and they always thought i was the slow one) . For long ive struggled about what path to take. As an undergrad i started out as a pre-med major but i wasnt doing so well in the classes so i dropped the premed and got into psychology- i loved it i loved allllllllll my professors they are the best mentors ive met -EVER! now ive been accepted into some grad school programs yet im still holding on to the dream of being a doctor.Reason being last year my best friend sheila died of cancer- she fought so hard it was admirable and cuz of her i wanna be able to reach out to patients and give them my best not just be the doctor who prescribes medicine and tells em do abc i want to care and give it my all- I really do want to be a doctor but iam afraid that am not smart enough 2. am afraid i wont be good at it.

    Did you always know you will be a doctor?

    AM really sorry for the long story- im utterly lost about where to head in my future am getting to a point where i hope a light shines form heaven and tells me exactly wat route to take!!

    I thank you for taking the time to read this and if you do reply i will be a million times happy. Your children are adorable , i hope u have a blessed day and God bless you for everything you do!!

  11. Hi Dr Cason,

    I just started reading your blog, and i think it’s absolutely inspiring what you do πŸ™‚

    I was just wondering, you seem to have travelled a lot, and have a wonderful family at the same time – how do you manage that? Because i’d really love to become a pediatric surgeon, but i’m worried about how i’ll be able to keep doing the things i love, like art and writing, and in the long run, starting a family.

    Many thanks,

  12. Hi Dr. Cason, Its the Kruaprasert Family again. Just wanted to say hello and a merry christmas. We finally made it back to the mainland. Were in Las Vegas now. I’ll send you a recent photo of Alex, and his new sister Kayla if you’d like. Just please send me your email address.

    Happy Holidays.

  13. Dr. Cason,

    I came across your site and can I just say how inspiring you are! I am applying to med school and have looking into peds. Thank you so much for your posts and your dedication to your calling. If my dreams come true, I hope to be half the kind of doctor you are!

    Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Dr. Carson,

    I’m a 16 year old going into my junior year of high school, thinking about becoming a doctor or nurse. You and your blog, and what you do, motivates me so. Do you have any advice for a youngster like myself? I’ve wanted to become a doctor ever since I could remember. Thank you so much for being so inspiring to someone as young as myself. I truly look up to you!

  15. Hello Dr. Carson,
    There are no words to describe how wonderful I feel to have found your blog. I love writing and photography just like you and I also love singing and playing various team sports. I knew I wanted to be a doctor ever since I was 3 years old because my mother was a dentist in Haiti who never hesitated to give out medication and care to the poor for free from her pharmacy. I would help the best I could and I guess that kind of upbringing results in girl that dreams of changing the world instead of getting the new iPhone 6 for Christmas. I always knew it would be hard but now that I’m in college studying health science I realize that I have to work harder than everyone else since I’m not as quick a thinker. I want to apply to McGill university because they offer humanitarian oriented internships…. I know, not the easiest goal in the world. But my motivation is endless…
    Thank you so much for giving me hope that not all doctors act like business men and that it is possible to find the time for my other passions such as writing, photography, singing and sports all while being the best pediatrician I can be…changing the world…one patient at a time.

  16. Hi Dr. Cason,

    First off, your blog is amazing!! Its so unique and offers a view point most people don’t see from doctors. With that, I have a quick question. For as long as I could remember I’ve wanted to be a doctor. I’m currently an undergrad in college and still feel so passionate about becoming a doctor but I just don’t know if its possible to juggle the doctor lifestyle and a family. I guess I’m asking is it too much to have a family and be a doctor? And do you ever wish you would have done a career less demanding such as a PA?
    Thank you so much!

  17. Hi Dr. Cason,

    I see you still have your blog. I hope you remember us during your stint in Guam. Our son Alex was under your care. Since leaving Guam & Dr. Blancaflor’s office, we now have a total of 3 kids; our most recent addition born last month.

    My wife and I often think about our time on Guam, and we always remember you and Dr. Blancaflor. We hope you’re doing well. I’ll send you and updated photo of our family if you want, just let me know where to send it.

    Best wishes to you and your family,



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