If someone would have come to me, say, 20-30 years ago and said, “you’re going to be a doctor”, I probably would have laughed. “You’ve got me mixed up with somebody else,” I would’ve replied, before turning away to get back to writing my music or cramming for that next Econ exam or whatever. Medicine … More How I got into healthcare
Evidence is mounting that nicotine might be the next “smart drug”. Yep, that’s right. Except that you won’t hear that – ever – touted in the US. Why not? I’m not sure–at least, I don’t have anything I can prove. But I have my theories. But I’ll get to those later. Let’s start dispelling myths. … More Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong
Let’s say you’re in the same boat as my partner and me. We live in the US. We have no health insurance. We couldn’t afford health insurance. Affordable group plans are not available to us (we’re self-employed). We couldn’t afford (and frankly, don’t need or want) the lowest-tier “bronze”-level insurance plan. We don’t qualify for … More No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?
I was scrolling back through my archives and realized, holy hopping batman! I hadn’t made a Websites That Rule post in a….veeerrrrry long time. Like, say, almost 3 years. So I’m not going to waste any more time. Site: PubMed.gov (or, to be exact, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/) Why the site rules: Any information on the biological, physical, … More Websites that rule – Part 8
Since Mercury is retrograde and all that, I’m playing catch-up, and I’m painfully aware that is there a lot of catch-up to play. This post is fashionably embarrassingly late, but hey–better late than never, and stuff. Last year was kind of a continuation of 2014, in some ways. And in other ways, it wasn’t. I … More (Belated) reflections on the year 2015: last year in review
I first posted something like this on my MySpace page (heh–remember those?) but that was so July 26, 2006, and much has changed since then. Not only do we no longer screw goats and swill sherry for fun (10 points for anyone who catches the movie reference), but I’m no longer vegetarian and talk radio … More 10 People I’d like to tell to STFU (please)
About 99% of all prospective new patients who have ever called our office tend to lead off with two questions. how much? and do you take insurance? It annoys me to no end. Sure, they’re fair questions and yes, some complementary/alternative medicine services may be recognized and (at least partially) covered by some health … More The truth about health insurance