On the Wards – Outpatient Pediatrics

Today was my first day at a new location. After one month doing Pediatrics inpatient, I have been sent to do Pediatrics Outpatient at a hospital in East LA. Picture 3 shows a view of downtown LA from the hospital.

On a number of occasions, my attending made reference to the fact that many kids to the west of here have those totally organic diets, but not “here.” East LA has a population that is of a lower socioeconomic background than the west side (this would include Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Bel Air, etc…). So at least there is a perception that the patients I am seeing have a need to be seen — which is a plus for me, personally.