Hypertension Podcast, Part 2 – Why it Matters


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To listen to this podcast, click here. So how are you doing on your New Years resolutions?  If you are like most people, you probably decided to do something to “take better care of yourself.”  Quitting smoking, exercising, and eating … Continue reading

Hypertension Podcast, Part 1 – What is it?


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To listen to this podcast, click here. Chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, is responsible for a huge amount of death and disease, affecting nearly 60 million people in the US. It is the #1 reason for visits to the … Continue reading

Podcast: When to Worry about Headaches


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To listen to this podcast, click here. A very important skill a doctor must possess is the ability to read minds.  We have to figure out what people are saying when they aren’t saying it.  For example, when a person … Continue reading

Podcast: Depression


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To listen to this podcast, Click Here. Last week I explained how anxiety is a medical problem that needs to be taken seriously.  Today I am going to talk about the other head of the emotional dragon: depression. Unlike anxiety, … Continue reading

Podcast: Anxiety


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To listen to this podcast, click here. The next two articles will cover an area that takes up a lot of my time in practice: anxiety and depression.  These two problems are not just mental health issues; their presence can … Continue reading

Podcast: Leg Cramps


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To listen to this podcast, click here. Cramps can happen anywhere in the leg, but this article will focus on those leg cramps that happen in the calves.  So wouldn’t that make them charlie calves?  I don’t know.  I guess … Continue reading

Podcast: Hospice


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To listen to this podcast, click here. Today’s podcast is about a subject people like to avoid: dying.  Yes, most people try to avoid dying and also don’t want to talk about it.  Even doctors feel uncomfortable talking about death.  … Continue reading

Podcast: When to Worry About Abdominal Pain


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To listen to this podcast, click here. In previous podcasts I’ve given mystery symptoms and shown how doctors make the diagnosis.  But something needs to happen before the doctor can make a diagnosis: the patient has to come in.  Deciding … Continue reading

Podcast: Medical Myths


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To listen to this podcast, click here. One of the main reasons I became the House Call Doctor was to counter a lot of the bad medical information that people encounter in life.  When that information is widely held by … Continue reading

Podcast: Pertussis


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To listen to this podcast, click here. This is an unnecessary podcast.  It’s unnecessary because the disease I am going to talk about can be prevented.  This  disease affects infants and children, and it kills.  I am talking about whooping … Continue reading