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I Bet I Know Your Answer

The healthcare system has changed over the past thirty years. Some changes are good and some not so good. One of them is the emotional distance that physicians and healthcare practitioners have placed between themselves and their patients. I remember being told thirty years ago that a good physician stays objective by keeping their distance from an emotional connection with their patients. But I do not think the intention of emotional distance was to create apathy in physician - patient... Read More
at Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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There is an obvious difference in the way I practice medicine compared to most of my professional colleagues. Many of my patients have asked why. Some seem to believe that I have special gifts from some universal Divine power. Others have a sense that I listen. Still others believe that I actually learned something in medical school and post graduate training. All of these ideas or beliefs might be true, but I believe there's a bit more to being different. An adolescent girl came to the office... Read More
at Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Make Paleo a Religion

There are times when everyone feels overwhelmed. In this fast paced world we live in, patients repeatedly remark that they do not have the time to cook which makes their ability to stay on any food plan difficult. Patients are constantly looking for ways to be compliant with some sort of variation of a Paleo or ketogenic diet, with the added convenience of McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, or Wendy's. All of us are always on-the-go. What makes matters worse is that the majority of patients want variety.... Read More
at Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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