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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 […]

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 […]

Manipulation of Patients via FDA-approved Drug Commercials

The FDA recently made drug company Duchesnay, USA remove this Celebrity Endorsement by Kim Kardashian from her Instagram account for its morning sickness drug Diclegis because it did not list all the possible side effects and thus was "misleading." The FDA recently made drug company Duchesnay, USA remove this Celebrity Endorsement by Kim Kardashian from her Instagram account for its morning sickness drug Diclegis because it did not […]

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 […]

A Pain Management Doctor who should be a Radiologist!!

Recently I took my Mom to see her Pain Management Doctor.  As was the case the last few times she had an ordinary follow-up office visit, he was not there so my Mom was treated by a very thorough and kind Nurse Practitioner.  However, this time something was different about the office visit as it seemed the plan all along for the Nurse Practitioner to treat my Mom.  That probably would have been […]

Must ePatients embrace mHealth w/ caution?

Phone Health Image

First, the Music Industry was transformed by technology

Back in college, I was a serious music fan and collected “Albums” for the entire experience of reading the linear notes while listening, and possibly even using, the rare double album cover for more nefarious and deleterious purposes.  These days, at least one of those purposes is considered […]

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