Category Archives: Medical

The Ten Commandments of Medicine (Revised)

By | June 19, 2018

Hanging in one of my exam rooms are these framed Ten Commandments of effective history taking, as told to a former student of mine in the summer of 2013.  Patients have often commented favorably, and I thought it appropriate to present it to you now.  Accurate history taking is the most fundamental aspect of clinical… Read More »

“Deal” With It!

By | June 14, 2018

Donald Trump is not ignorant, he is psychologically ill.This makes him dangerous, as he plays to the ignorance of the American people. This is not theory, it is medical fact that is well accepted in the Medical community. We must all understand this and “deal with”.  For those interested in factual information, here is article that… Read More »

Primary care: The “Sinew “of Medicine (Healthcare)

By | June 13, 2018

In order to understand and more effectively use our health care system, it is most important to appreciate these fundamentals: Medicine (medical) actually has two usages. Medicine (medical) is used broadly to mean the entire Health Care System (the term which will be used henceforth). The Health Care System is divisible into two parts, also… Read More »

“Always Protect the Children”

By | June 1, 2018

“Always Protect the Children” The recent episodes of teenage violence at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, and Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas, has reignited the debate over gun violence, and how to best protect our children. As the debate continues, an opportunity exists to examine both what is… Read More »

“Open Mindedness, Can We Communicate Better? “

By | August 31, 2017

I refer to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine 7/17/17. “The March of Science-The True Story”, as a possible explanation to the current political division in our country. The article deals with qualities of human nature whereby there exists in us “The impulse to believe what we want to believe”. Three hundred… Read More »

The Goldwater Rule

By | October 21, 2016

For those of us unaware of this rule, it states that it is “unethical” for members of the psychiatric community to publicly comment on the psychiatric health of public individuals, of whom they did not personally interview. So, it explains why the Medical, and, Psychiatric communities have not released a public statement addressing their concerns… Read More »