My Books

The Case of the Recurring Stomachaches  | Published May 2012 

Emily has stomachaches. Lots of them! With Max’s help, Emily investigates the top three causes of stomachaches: lactose intolerance, constipation, and stress. Using a combination of facts and humor, Max puts Emily on the right track towards feeling better. Extra fun activities and a Q&A section written for parents is included at the end of the book. Read More >


The Case of the Wet BedThe Case of the Wet Bed  |  Published April 2011

Meet Max. Max Archer, Kid Detective. Max helps kids solve problems. Max’s friend Billy Parker is tired of waking up wet and wants to figure out how to stop his bedwetting. Max knows how. He used to wet the bed, and he is ready to share his plan for staying dry. Join Max and become part of the Poop Patrol and Stream Team. Plus, be sure to check out the extra fun activities and the Q&A written for parents at the end of the book. Read More >


Harry Goes to the Hospital

Harry Goes to the Hospital  |  Published March 2008

Harry is sick and has to go to the hospital. But he’s never been to a hospital before, and he’s scared. There are lots of new people to meet, he gets poked with needles, and he has to spend the night in a strange place. But with his parents’ comfort and the help of lots of doctors, nurses and his stuffed rabbit, Barney, Harry learns that the hospital doesn’t have to be a big, scary place. Read More >


It Hurts When I Poop

It Hurts When I Poop  |  Published August 2007

Ryan is scared to use the potty. He is afraid to poop, because he’s worried it is going to hurt. With the help of his doctor, Ryan learns how his body works and why it is best to let the poop come out when it’s time to go.The story concludes with Ryan’s “poop program,” which helps children gain the confidence they need to overcome this common problem and establish healthy toileting habits. The book includes an endnote for parents that provides additional information about stool withholding and ways to deal with it. Read More >


It Hurts When I PoopLions Aren’t Scared of Shots  |  Published January 2007

Molly is worried. It’s time for her yearly checkup and she doesn’t want to go. Molly likes Dr. Ryan, but she doesn’t like shots! With the help of her imagination and her dog, Cinnamon, Molly finds her courageous inner lion right when she needs it the most. The book includes an endnote for parents that provides advice and tips for encouraging children to feel comfortable and brave during routine checkups, sick visits, shots, and other medical encounters. Read More >


Waking Up Dry  |  Published July 2005

Written in a child-friendly tone that mirrors a one-on-one conversation with Dr. B, this self-help guide is designed to help children (ages six to thirteen) conquer bedwetting. The book demystifies the problem and shows children that they are not the only ones who are affected. Cartoon characters Bladder Man (a superhero) and Nephron (his 9-year-old friend) put a humorous spin on the subject to help children identify with the characters. Each chapter includes a Q&A section to provide more detailed information for parents. Read More >


The Doctor’s Book of Humorous Quotations  |  Published January 2001

The book presents more than 1,700 jokes, quotes, and one-liners compiled from a variety of sources: medical journals, books, magazines, the Internet, movies, television, remarks made on rounds, and lectures. The text is organized alphabetically allowing readers to browse through the book randomly or focus on particular topics of interest. Subject headings run the gamut from academia and bedside manner to case reports, lawyers, night-call, and turfing to name a few.  Read More >

The Best of Medical Humor  |  Published January 1997

Humor has been published in medical journals for over a hundred years. Those areas targeted for comic relief include medical school and residency, academia, language, writing and publishing, research, and clinical practice. The collection includes satires, spoofs, letters-to-the-editor and other silliness that pokes fun at doctors, medicine, and healthcare. The material has been selected from a wide range of journals, including JAMA, The Journal of Family Practice, and even The New England Journal of Medicine. Read More >