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Ask Your Doctor if this Blog is Right for You

You’ve seen the commercials: the ones with the attractive, happy and healthy looking people whose lives have been changed by the latest and greatest new drug. The commercial always ends with the laundry list of warnings about what the wonder drug can do to you, like:

– Don’t take this drug if you are allergic to this drug (duh!).

Please tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms
– Severe abdominal pain
– Blood pressure elevation
– Excessive bleeding
– Erections lasting more than 5 hours
– Pregnancy resulting from prolonged erections
– Stool or urine glowing in the dark
– Head explosions
– Unusual obsessive thoughts about llamas
– Corrosive flatulence
Death.

I promise! I won’t.

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Cookie Doctor

I think I reached my pinnacle:  I got my face on a cookie!

This was part of the 10-year anniversary party we held with a few of my patients who have been with me the longest.  February 5, 2013 was the first day of my new, crazy, risky, selfish, brilliant practice.

One of the best decisions of my life.

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Being Important

I walked into the room, with my student in tow behind me.  The elderly couple who greeted us were some of my older, longer-standing patients.  They were delighted to meet my student and I explained to her about this pair (but were not sure of me calling them “elderly”). The husband is pretty healthy, but

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Broken

The healthcare system is broken.  It’s really bad.  It’s frustrating, it’s costly, and worst of all, it’s killing people. This is one of the main reasons I’ve started blogging again.  Despite the fact that I have stepped outside of the system with my own practice, I am daily faced with our system failures.  It’s not

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Context

“Doc, I didn’t take the medication you gave me.  I read something that said it would destroy my liver.” Sigh.   These conversations are far too common…and they make me wonder: what are they thinking?  Do they really think I prescribed the drug with the evil intent of destroying their liver?  Do they think I

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