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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 […]

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 […]

Doctors who don’t LISTEN

The fallacy of trusting some Doctors The fallacy of trusting some Doctors

     I had a horrible doctor appointment today with a local well-respected Ophthalmologist.  In order to see her, I had to complete a PRE-APPOINTMENT 30-Page “Patient Information Packet.”  It included all the typical information but also demanded precise details regarding the medications I was taking, the eye surgeries I have had, CDs of any recent […]

Better Medicine thru Better Medical Histories

“When you live with a life-altering health condition – like an autoimmune disease, chronic illness or developmental disorder – there are bad days and good days without hows or whys. Maybe there’s a pattern to what hurts and what helps, but you haven’t found it.   Yet.

Betterpath is a free service that combines what’s happened in your medical history with what’s happening in your […]

Patient’s Most Valuable Tool is still The Question

The Question is the patient's most valuable tool The health CARE Burden has now shifted from Doctor to Patient

Patient Questions

Doctor, can you please spell the name of that disease?  Is it chronic?  What are my treatment options?  Should I be seeing a specialist or are you the doctor to treat me?  Should I seek a second-opinion?  Are there additional […]

My 1984-1985 “Diagnostic Journey” to Crohn’s Disease

Crohns March 24 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Due to various painful ramifications of my recent successful Hip Replacement Surgery, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”  Mark Twain 

Mind, Body & Spirit vs. Damn the Torpedoes

In my […]

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