HC Blog \’n Stuff

I wrote a post today that was published by the Health Care Blog.  Head on over there to check it out.  John Irvine, one of the publishers of THCB asked if I would mind if they re-published some of my posts, and so has done so.  He initially put a pic of John Smoltz (from my Facebook page), who I have been told I resemble, but then got a take-down notice from the Major League Baseball Players Association.  I think John is just tired of being asked if he\’s me.

The comments have been plentiful over there, but the commenters are not nearly as nice as my readers here.  That\’s not just flattery, it\’s truth.  Still, it\’s nice that my posts get the attention they have, as my goal is to reach as many people as possible and possibly have a small influence on the process.


Oh yes, thanks to all who voted for me on the Medgadget Medblog awards.  I was a distant second to Gary Schweitzer, but I was very happy with the support.  Gary has a bunch of Swiss relatives who got the entire country voting for him, which means I am one of the few people defeated by the Swiss.  They threatened to use that fish scaler on me if I didn\’t buzz off.  I think I\’m more afraid of the cork screw, though.

Gary writes a terrific blog, so there is no shame in losing to him; check it out if you haven\’t already (but come back, of course).

Maybe it\’s all for the best.  They might give away an iPad next year…  I think I\’ll have to start kissing babies and promising to compromise my integrity for votes as soon as possible.

8 thoughts on “HC Blog \’n Stuff”

  1. I'm sorry you did not win that, Rob. It was great to see your name with all those talented people. Congratulations to the winner. There are so many great writers out there.

  2. You are rapidly becoming my favorite blogger. You'd think I'd hear enough from doctors in my life, but apparently not. 🙂 Congrats on the reach-out to other publications.

    I'll definitely vote for you next time around – unless patients writing about medical topics can enter. Then I'll vote for me. 🙂

  3. You placed honorably and, for what it is worth, I did vote for you. But you know how aggressive those Swiss are. You never had a chance, no matter how good you are.

  4. I'm sorry to know that you didn't win. But at least you got second. I think you deserve to be on it. Oh btw. I like your multiple swiss knife. Or should I say swiss army. 🙂

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