Doctor. Patient. Whose Side Are You On?

Patient Perspective. A patient walks in for his appointment, excited to have finally made it to the doctor. Pushing himself to be seen (after incessant nagging from a parent or a spouse), he finally makes the appointment, and several weeks in advance, to boot. He’s finally here. He’s made it despite all of the excuses in the book. It’s […]

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Your Body is a Wonderland

a vintage image of four men, and a woman, sitting around a cadaver, dissecting it, in black and white.

I remember working on cadavers in my anatomy class, back in the first year of medical school. It was in the basement of the building, locked tightly away. The students would huddle around an exam table, and look on, amazed gazes fixed on their faces, eyes as wide as can be. There would be buzzing of […]

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Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

horse with its mouth open

What is a PCP? A primary care doctor, like me, is someone who trains in the entire adult body, and helps in diagnosing and treating medical conditions, as well as referring out to specialists, when needed. But have you ever considered the seemingly endless possibilities that exist in a day in the life of a primary […]

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Sensationalism in Medicine

A jar of rock salt sits at the right hand corner of the rectangular picture, against a dark gray background.

I find a new study coming out practically every day. Many times, the studies actually contradict themselves. Take the following two examples. (1) Studies show that postmenopausal women who take calcium reduce their risk of osteoporosis (see this Study). Great. But it elevates your risk of cardiovascular disease (another Study). Ouch. But wait, no, it doesn’t (yet another Study). […]

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