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Art of Medicine

Art of Medicine Since the installment of Transcendence, the Angel sculpture positioned on the front of the grass island on our campus, patients have asked me if I plan on leaving the Stone to pursue a life of art. Even though I have created hundreds of paintings and sculptures over the years, that question has not been put to me until after the sculpture had been installed. It seems to mark a point in my life when those who view it decide that Doc is an artist . The prevailing concern is that... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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A Glimpse

A Glimpse    I had an opportunity to experience the healthcare system last week as a patient. Unknown to most of my patients, I have high blood pressure. It started to get out-of-control when our buildings were being constructed. There were so many missed opportunities to get the job done correctly and on time, mostly brought on by endless miscommunications from the architect to the job site supervisor. Constant unrelenting stress will elevate one's blood pressure.   ... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Arthur not a Shamal

Arthur not a Shamal On one of my new patient visits recently, a woman who was a vice president of a local company asked me, "Why do you measure a fasting cortisol?" I looked up at her smiling, "You'll see." She was not happy with my answer, "Well, I think that's a strange test to order. It's just a stress hormone." Many different responses ran through my head during the moment of silence that followed her snappy reply. However, I chose to take the high ground and decided to continue on in my... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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