Thoughts on Covid

Covid-19 Virus There have been two defining  experiences in 2020.  The one is the political situation, which is a huge subject in itself.  The second is the Covid situation. The end of 2019 saw introduction of a new virus into the world in Wuhan, China.  There are all kinds of theories as to where this came from ranging from … Continue reading

May 3, 2021

Vegetarian Diets for Children

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet They are associated with lower levels of: Obesity Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Diabetes Lacto vegetarians have more health benefits and less health risks than vegetarians who follow a vegan diet (Demory-Luce & Motil, 2019). *Flexitarians may eat fish in their diet. Risks of a Vegetarian Diet Although … Continue reading

May 1, 2019

Doctor’s Notes Are Stupid

One of the significant burdens for doctors, especially primary care doctors, is the writing of doctor’s notes.  These notes range from the get out of school or work, because I am sick note, to handicap placards, to disability applications, to requests for payment for medical equipment and services, to refunds of money because they could … Continue reading

April 29, 2019

Pain Medicine Mayhem

One does not need to listen to the news very long to realize there is a problem in the United States with people overdosing on controlled substances.   More than 16,000 die every year of prescription drug overdose .  This is more than die annually in motor vehicle accidents.  In addition to overdose deaths, there is … Continue reading

October 26, 2016

Long Live Quality

Over the last several years there has been increasing emphasis on “quality” in the field of medicine.  On the surface this sounds good.  After all, who wants poor quality healthcare?   The problem is that the excuse of increasing quality is being used for ever increasing central planning in the area of healthcare.  A long list … Continue reading

January 6, 2016

Sword of Damocles

Greek literature contains the account of Damocles and Dionysius.  Damocles was a courtier who coveted the luxury, influence and power of King Dionysius.  Damocles begged Dionysius to allow him to experience what it was like to be the King.  Dionysius consented and traded places with Damocles.  Damocles gleefully stepped up and sat down in the … Continue reading

February 3, 2014