Over time I will be adding things I’ve been offering my patients for self-help or empowerment purposes.
- The Art of Being Sick
- Wrestling the Rooster
- From Scribbles to Scribes: Newspeak and Foma in the Medical Record
- Good, Strong Heart Beat – 140 and Regular
- Children Who Never Grew
- One Visit, One Problem?
- Signed, Harvey Cushing
- Pain and Suffering
- Twenty Questions
- When the Doctor is the Treatment
- Doctors Without Heroes
- A Country Doctor Acquitted
- Hippocrates’ First Aphorism
- “I am here, Doctor”
- Low Tech Medicine
- Albert Schweitzer, Action Hero
- Practicing Medicine Requires a Patient Relationship
- “Aaah, it’s Good to be Back!”
- Saturday’s Child: A Country Doctor Reads Hillman and Chopra
- What is Osteoporosis?
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- Psychotherapy and the DodoIn “Alice in Wonderland”, the Dodo claimed everyone a winner. In many people’s view, every form of mental health treatment is equally effective. Not so, according to new research. Bulimia, for example, is said to respond better to CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, than other modalities. So when it comes to psychotherapy, it seems the dodo […]
- Why is Ordering X-rays Different from Referring to Other Specialists?Peter Elias asks a provocative question: If I diagnose symptomatic gall stones or an incarcerated hernia, I refer the patient to the surgeon. I don’t pick the procedure the surgeon will do. My office and I don’t schedule the operating room time and notify the patient. But if I want a CT scan or an […]
- Pradaxa May Need Blood Testing, Company Researcher AdmitsThe new blood thinner Pradaxa was supposed to be safer than warfarin and not require blood testing. But it may not be as straightforward to dose as we have been told. Some older patients metabolize it differently, and now internal company documents have been made public by the courts according to The New York Times: […]
- Testosterone Doubles Heart Attack RiskIn a previous post, I wrote about one of my concerns with testosterone therapy for men with “Low T”. One concern many physicians have is whether testosterone increases heart attack risk. The evidence is now pointing in that direction. A new study has shown that men over 65 and younger men with a history of […]
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