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He’ll be right in to see you

"He'll be right in to see you." “He’ll be right in to see you.”

“He’ll be right in to see you.”

      Your doctor appointment is scheduled for 5:30 PM and at 5:25 PM some very nice 30-something “small-business office attractive” receptionist leans into the waiting room calling out your name. For a nanosecond you think you’ve spotted flirtation in her eyes when […]

“Entyvio” vs. Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis?

This is Number One (1) of FOUR (4) short Videos re: the viability and implementation of the Biologic drug “Entyvio” to treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the 2 most common Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). These Videos are the result of my March 29, 2016 interview with Dr. Mark L. Chapman of the IBD Center at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC. Dr. Chapman is an IBD EXPERT in […]

abcs of IBD, Crohn’s & Colitis

IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Disease of which Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the most common. IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Disease of which Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the most common.

      In light of it being Inflammatory Bowel Disease (#IBD) Awareness Week, below are some quotes/comments I’ve made over the years and some I’ve come across from friends, patients, IBD parents and […]

Lack of Problem-Solving in Medicine

Interestingly, I found no usable images under "Medical Patient Problem Solving" Interestingly, I found no usable images under “Medical Patient Problem Solving”

      Happy holidays to all.  I’ve been on a self-imposed hiatus from regularly contributing to this Blog because in June, 2015, I unexpectedly faced a challenging medical problem and at the time there appeared to be no quick diagnosis in sight.  I […]

When Doctors disappear, Crohn’s Disease Patients ONLY have each other

The grim reality for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis patients. The grim reality for Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis patients, especially on weekends and holidays.

     Another weekend went just went by during which I encountered a very experienced and intelligent patient with Crohn’s Disease posing the following question to a well-trafficked Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-dedicated “Group” within a health care social media platform: […]

Patient Tips re: Pain Management Medicine

This Blog Post is the third in a 3-Part Series on the Practice of Pain Medicine from a Patient's Perspective. This Blog Post is the third in a 3-Part Series on the Practice of Pain Medicine from a Patient’s Perspective.

I find this medical specialty uniquely interesting because it is experienced by patients with all sorts of different diseases, ailments and pains yet there is still no […]

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