Radiologist and debut novelist Heather Frimmer tells the story of a mother planning her daughter’s wedding just as she receives a diagnosis of breast cancer. Frimmer talks to Fiction Editor Yona Zeldis McDonough about how her medical training shapes her life as a writer.
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Heather Frimmer, MD, is a radiologist specializing in breast imaging and has been a member of the SBI for over 10 years. Her debut novel, Bedside Manners, published on October 16th, 2018, was published in the heart of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
While you are sitting in the waiting room for your annual mammogram, you can’t help thinking about the breast cancer epidemic among people you know. It seems like every day another female friend or relative is diagnosed.
Getting any sort of health-related testing can be nerve-wracking: Odds are that you're fine, but you know there's always a chance of getting bad news. Sometimes, though, the results aren't straightforward.
My mother is disappearing. Physically, she still looks my mother—maybe a bit thinner, but basically the same. But when I look into her eyes, the sparkle is gone.
Westport’s Barnes & Noble today hosted a standing room only crowd to hear first-time author Heather Frimmer talk about her new novel, “Bedside Manners.”
Heather Frimmer knows something about the medical world described in her debut novel, because she is a doctor.