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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy A couple of weeks ago, I was informed by a patient that an attorney I highly respected shot himself in the head in a public place. He was a bit older than me. The news instantly brought a wave of sorrow that penetrated me to my bones. I always knew him as a man of integrity, saturated with a sense of duty to serve his fellow man in their times of desperate need. The world will miss him. I miss him.Over the years, I have evaluated many patients with exotic illnesses, Polycythemia... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Rat Race

Rat Race Last week while seeing an amazing woman who counsels patients, she asked me how I was doing. I thought for a moment, "Seriously? I'm stressed out!" She and I laughed together as it seemed like we both connected with that expression of frustration. "The patient load has increased a bit, but that's not the problem. They're sicker than they use to be." She looked at me, thought for a moment, "Mine too. People are more disturbed emotionally than ever. Isn't that strange. People are becoming... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Wake Up People!

Wake Up People!The State Government of Tennessee believes that our citizens are prescribed more pain relieving medication than any other State in the nation. Is that true? I do not know. I do not know how governmental authorities arrive at their conclusions. And I really do not wish to attempt to find all of the potential data resources that exist which potentially influence the numbers game related to prescription narcotics.Every so often we hear news about a physician or physicians who were... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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