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Not In My House

Have you ever wondered how many surgeries are performed in one day in the United States? I have. On the inpatient hospital side of the question, the total number of procedures performed in 2015 was 51.4 million. Included in these procedures were: Arteriography and angiocardiography using contrast material: 2.4 million; Cardiac catheterizations: 1.0 million; Endoscopy of small intestine with or without biopsy: 1.1 million; Endoscopy of large intestine with or without biopsy: 499,000;... Read More
at Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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No Such Word

There are many weeks when our staff seems to be able to care for our patients in a healthy, efficient way. The wait time is limited, the office visits themselves are quite routine, and there is a sense of urgency to attend to each and every patient who walks in our door. But, then there are some weeks when we are absolutely overwhelmed with the demands of the practice. It's difficult being a solo practitioner sometimes, especially since I try my hardest to make sure everyone gets the care... Read More
at Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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Circus

What's been all over the news lately? The violence in Memphis. In a city that has more churches than gas stations - one on every street corner - one might think that the influence of ministers, pastors, and priests might deter some of these deplorable actions by a few of our citizens. But sadly enough, it does not. Years ago, I went to a psychologist while going through a three year divorce. She was an amazingly creative woman with special talents to help a middle-aged man endure the... Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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