New ND on Campus

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This week in clinic we were introduced to the latest addition to our clinical staff, Julie Martin ND. Dr. Martin has been in practice for many years with an emphasis in oncology. She has spent most of the past week learning the ins and outs of clinic so I have not had the chance yet to pick her brain. I am very excited to have another ND on campus and can't wait to work with her! 

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am writing to you this week as a new woman… I am now a quarter century old! I most certainly rang in this birthday with a weeklong celebration starting by treating myself to a day off from clinic. My boyfriend and I spent a day in downtown Chicago beginning my celebration at the Shedd Aquarium! After touring the Amazon River, scoping out the aquarium's token sea turtle Nickel, and paying a visit to my personal favorite exhibit -the sea horses - we were off to dinner at Quartino's, a delicious Italian restaurant. We topped the night off with red velvet cake and beignets at The Grand Lux on Michigan Avenue. I had an amazing birthday to say the least… but that wasn't the end of the celebrations! 

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This weekend my friend Sarah hosted a party honoring my becoming a quarter century old. Each guest was asked to bring a white elephant gift, meaning, pick something in your home you no longer want and wrap it up to be given to a lucky party guest. You go around the room selecting gifts one by one, and then you open them and swap them. You will never guess what I started off with… a petrified tarantula!!! No worries however, I ended up swapping the tarantula for toothpaste, tic-tac's and a can of lock de-icer! 

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It was an amazing time getting to celebrate my birthday with all of my friends from school and to think we packed 21 people into one small apartment was a feat! It was a great time to laugh off the stress from the week and eat way too much food! In addition to requesting that guests bring a white elephant gift I asked that everyone bring a non-perishable food item for me to donate to a local food pantry. I know, I am one high maintenance b-day girl, but it is important to help out others when we can… and to clean out the pantry too!

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