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Laura Sander, MD, MPH, is chief preventive medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. She also practices internal medicine primary care at a community health center in Baltimore. She is a doctor, daughter and advocate for her father and family. She was also a 2013 Costs of Care Essay Contest runner-up.

Costs Complicated Dad's Cancer Care

Laura Sander | March 31, 2014
"I walked in a person, and out a cancer patient," my dad said as we filed home. Crossing this threshold, we found ourselves on the other side of medicine – the side on the exam table or gurney, as opposed to the one standing over it. In time, it became clear we were running out of money...