Author Archives: Alan Sanderson

Unspoken Wishes

“In the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can’t see.” – Susan Evans McCloud (from “Lord, I Would Follow Thee“) by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I learned an old piece of wisdom when I was in medical school: … Continue reading

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Christmas on Call

Be grateful for every Christmas you can spend with your family. by Alan Sanderson, MD This month I made a recording of “Away in a Manger” with my wife and kids. This is one of my favorite Christmas carols because … Continue reading

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Liberty and Tolerance

You cannot claim freedom of conscience for yourself without also allowing it to others. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I can remember a time during my medical training when I was singled out in a negative way because of my … Continue reading

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Burning Out and Back Again

Learning to endure for 30 Hours, 30 Days, 30 Years, and Forever by Alan B. Sanderson, MD During my medical training I learned that I can do anything for 30 hours, or 30 days. No matter how insanely busy my … Continue reading

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Addiction

“[We] came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” –(The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 2) by Alan Sanderson, MD This week I received a letter from Dr. Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, who … Continue reading

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The Works of God Made Manifest

Disease can be one of God’s most powerful refining tools. by Alan Sanderson, MD. Adapted from remarks given at the funeral of Stewart C. Sanderson, 30 July 2016. Some of my favorite stories about Uncle Stewart involve Mount Timpanogos. The … Continue reading

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Faith to be Healed

When it comes to healing broken bodies and souls, God is a lot more powerful than any medical doctor. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Many years ago I did something stupid. I climbed Mount Timpanogos (11,752 feet, 3,582 meters) a … Continue reading

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Science and Religion

We believe in everything which is true, regardless of where the truth may be found. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My father is a geologist. During his career he used the tools of his scientific discipline to answer practical questions … Continue reading

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The Mortal Doctor

Medical doctors have a unique perspective on mortality, but we are just as mortal as our patients are. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I will always remember the first time I saw someone die. I was a medical student working … Continue reading

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Exercise and Physical Activity

Taking good care of your body is one way to glorify and give thanks to God. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One day when I was a medical student I walked into the kitchen of my home and pulled a … Continue reading

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