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Discourage All Treatment

When I look at my past with the present in mind, I find that I am someone who did not stay in the standard tradition of occidental medicine. For me, medical school and residency was a beginning, a crash course in the evaluation and treatment of the infirm. There is one man who stands out amongst all of my mentors. His name is Irving Hanenson, MD. He valued my contempt for the healthcare industry's establishment of the standard treatment for the ill.   Dr. Richard Levy, Chairman of Emergency... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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No Good Deed-Part 2

No Good Deed - Part Two There are many inherent problems evaluating a new patient in a remote region of the country. First and foremost, our office staff cannot assure that the patient's insurance will reimburse them for their laboratory testing, our clinical staff cannot physically draw the necessary blood for testing and they cannot easily order image testing like we can in the Memphis area. Regional commercial laboratories do not always offer the unique testing panels that I have created for... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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No Good Deed Part One

No Good Deed - Part One Several weeks ago, a patient asked me for a favor. He had a very ill friend living in Florida. After a brief discussion about his friend, he wanted me to make him a new member of my practice because his friend had had a number of unsatisfactory physician encounters and he was taking a large amount of narcotics to deal reduce the pain of living. My patient expressed a sincere concern that his Florida friend might just unintentionally overdose and kill himself if... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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