How ODs celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2017

We checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see what they’re doing both in the office and at home for Valentine’s Day.

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day-the universal holiday of love…or an annoying time of year created by greeting card companies for sappy sales.

It all depends on your outlook.

We hope you, dear readers, feel the warm fuzzies from us when you read our content. We send it to you with love!

We checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see what they’re doing both in the office and at home for Valentine’s Day.

Take a look!

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Crystal Brimer, OD, FAAO

In the office:

Chocolate-but we do that every day!

At home:

Chocolate and wine

Dori Carlson, OD

Honestly now you’re making me think I should do something! 

Up next: Treats

 

Michael Cooper, OD

In the office:

We are boring. Most will be wearing some shade of red, pink, white, or a combination thereof. Our in-office media system will likely spool something related to Valentine's Day and a soft reminder on diabetes health and sugar intake (with chocolate and such).

At home:

My wife is likely baking heart-shaped cookies, and my two children are making homemade cards.

Up next: Dinner plans

 

Ernie Bowling, OD, FAAO

In the office:

Nothing

At home:

Taking my wife out to dinner at a nice expensive Italian restaurant.

Barbara Fluder, OD

In the office:

Just another day at our office.  I am going to wear a red vest and red scarf with hearts to work.

At home:

I’m making my wonderful hubby spicy pork Szechuan for dinner! I’ll probably be asleep by 9 p.m. Exciting, huh? 

Diana Shechttman, OD, FAAO

In the office:

I'll be on sabbatical so nothing at work 

At home:

Given it’s Tuesday night, simply cook at home but will put together a meal with hubby's favorite. 

Scott Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

In the office:

LOL, for me, fortunately it is my rotating Tuesday off, so I am not in the office that day! 

At home:

I expect to take my daughter to skating lessons, then cooking my wife her favorite meal for dinner! Oh, and probably working on some articles or studies or presentations or something in between. HA!

Up next: Arts and crafts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO

In the office:

No decorations in sight, but chocolate is a must. I plan to bring some of my favorites for everyone to share: dark chocolate and anything salted caramel!

At home:

This is the fun part because my children Anna (8) and William (5) love to celebrate this Hallmark holiday. 

I made valentine mailboxes from two cereal boxes wrapped in paper and decorated, then tied them to the backs of their dinner chairs. They love creating cards for each other and our family during the week, and we will open them all at dinner, which is usually something heart shaped.

I, too, am a sucker for Valentine's Day!! 

Up next: Puppy love

 

Melanie Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO

In the office:

I am going to put out fresh flowers (roses) to brighten the mood and perhaps hand them out to our patients to show them some love!

At home:

I'll FaceTime my husband so I can see our new bloodhound puppy trip over his own ears. :)

Up next: Feed the needy

 

Tom Wong, OD

My plans are very boring because I am still single living in Manhattan.

In the office:

Ordering Georgetown Cupcakes-special edition for Valentine's Day for my students and residents.

At home:

After clinic, I will be volunteering at a soup kitchen at a Catholic Church.

Up next: Be my valentine

 


 

Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO

In the office:

Nothing

At home:

Less. Hahaha!

Steve Ferrucci, OD, FAAO

Real easy: NOTHING. Just another day!

Justin Bazan, OD

In the office:

Nothing 

At home:

Nothing

If anyone wants to be my Valentine, let me know :)

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