Saleh Aldasouqi, MD, FACE, ECNU, is professor of medicine and chief of the endocrinology division at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. His writing combines insights from his years of caring for patients and training physicians in the U.S. and internationally.

“From the Doctor’s Bag” is a blog about topics at the intersection of humanities and medicine — topics without a P-value or area under the curve. It takes a mostly lighthearted view of issues that affect health care providers as professionals and members of society, parents, siblings, spouses, neighbors or friends.

BLOG: Are you a doctor?

March 7, 2018

“Are you a doctor?” a woman asked as I entered the store and handed her the basket. “How did you know I’m a doctor?” I replied.

BLOG: A word of caution to insulin pump users to ‘spring forward’

February 20, 2018

It’s happening again — the daylight saving time spring ritual. This year the daylight saving time change will occur on March 11. The time change begins at 2…

BLOG: Confused by measurement Units — Is it just me?

February 7, 2018

During this past winter break, record winter storms with subzero temperatures hit most of the northern parts of the United States. Still thinking about those subzero…

BLOG: Frozen winter break

January 3, 2018

In the spirit of the holidays, I chose to write about the winter break, which is dwindling down as we speak. I will come to the “frozen part”, later. With…

BLOG: November, again!

November 21, 2017

On Nov. 21, 2016, we launched this blog on We mutually agreed to call the blog, “From the Doctor’s Bag.” On the occasion of…

BLOG: The story of a Hiroshima bomb survivor — Part 1

November 7, 2017

Paul Satoh, MBA, PhD, had been a patient of mine since 2007; he is now 81 years old. He is not only a patient but also a friend. Paul is an active adjunct professor of…

BLOG: A reminder to insulin pump users – reset the clock for daylight saving time

October 17, 2017

While this blog is about humanities in medicine, I have decided to dedicate some posts for public education. The purpose of this post is to remind patients with…

BLOG: Whose bag is it? Part 2

October 10, 2017

In the first part of this post, we stopped at “what time period had that doctor practiced medicine? How did the bag end up in the teaching building? Finally, I

BLOG: Teacher’s Day

October 3, 2017

In 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declared Oct. 5 as “World Teacher’s Day.” On the United Nations…

BLOG: Whose bag is it?

September 5, 2017

When I launched this blog I proposed it as one that would be dedicated to topics blending medicine and humanity; topics with personal reflections and without P values…