Podcast: Pet Peeves


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To listen to this podcast, click here. I have to get some things off of my chest, and this article will be an opportunity to dump some of my pet peeves on you, my beloved audience.  It may seem a … Continue reading

Podcast: When to Worry about a Rash


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To listen to this podcast, click here. Today I’m going to deal with a difficult subject: rashes.  Rashes are tough, because in order for them to be diagnosed, the doctor has to recognize what it is.  There is no way … Continue reading

Antidepressant (and Anxiety) Medications


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Depression vs. Anxiety Antidepressant medications are used for both anxiety and depression.  Both depression and anxiety are problems of normal emotions gone awry.  Depression is hopelessness (sadness, melancholy) while anxiety is helplessness (fear, nervousness).  Usually people have some of each, … Continue reading

Six Little Pills


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A Poem Dedicated to Everyone’s Favorite Antibiotic.   Six little pills all snug in a pack Six  little pills when microbes attack Six little pills give illness the whack Six little pills are doled out like crack Oh Zithromax, Zithromax! … Continue reading

Shame | Thoughts on Obesity


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I saw a gentleman in my office for his sciatica.  He was having severe pain radiating from his lower back, down to his calf. I was about to describe my plan to him when he interrupted me saying, “I know, … Continue reading

Love Your Enema


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A Humorous Blog Post about an all-too-common Activity in America You may have noticed that there is a lot of interest in two issues these days: the woes of the healthcare system and the economy.  We in the south have … Continue reading

Letter to Patients with Chronic Disease


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This is a blog post that was probably my all-time most popular one.  It came after a visit with a patient with multiple problems recounted a bad encounter with an Emergency Room Visit.  This is part of the reason I … Continue reading

How to Be A Good Patient


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Many of you have read this (and commented on it) in the exam rooms of my old practice. Some of these may not apply now, but it was quite popular in its day. We want you to get the best … Continue reading

Defective | Thoughts on Human Nature


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“I know this is all because of my weight,” she said to me, explaining a myriad of symptoms she had just unloaded on me.  “My mother constantly tells me I need to lose weight, and whenever my brother gets mad … Continue reading

10 Ways to Annoy Your Doctor


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This is a blog post that was quite popular. It is mostly written in jest.  Don’t worry if you have done these things in the past. 1. Require the doctor to keep things secret from your child or your elderly … Continue reading