Category Archives: Doctors and Patients

Prayer and your health

I don’t know if it was divine intervention that kept us alive on Saturday but I also don’t know that it wasn’t.  At noon, I tore myself away from the azure waters of Turks and Caicos, dreading the hassle of … Continue reading

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You need a living will …

Yesterday, I defined some of the different terminology used when discussing end of life decisions.  Tomorrow, I am going to highlight the important issues that you have to consider when writing an advanced directive or a living will. Today, I … Continue reading

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Cancer Treatment

After receiving the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis, the first  two questions are usually, “What do I do about it?”  and “Is it going to kill me?”  Fortunately, for lots of patients, the answers to these questions have gotten … Continue reading

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Did I say that or just think it …

I get guilty pleasure from watching House (a TV show about a brilliant, drug addicted, anti-social, obnoxious doctor.) If you think your MD lacks bedside manner, watch five minutes of House and he or she will become Mother Theresa, relatively speaking.  My … Continue reading

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Make the most of your 15 minutes.

Congratulations!  You got yourself to the doctor and none of your limbs are falling off.  Well done (seriously,  I know it wasn’t easy.)  After you fill out your paperwork, pre-pay your co-payment, sign in, meet the nurse (who hopefully introduces … Continue reading

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Wanted: Doctor with appeal

In the good old days, (can anyone tell me when that was exactly because I have seen Gladiator, Little House on the Prairie and Mad Men and none of it seems all that good to me?) when you needed a doctor for anything … Continue reading

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Even you need a doctor

Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that medicine in this country is a disaster.  The reasons for this and the ramifications of this are huge.  The United States government cannot get a handle on health care and the … Continue reading

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