The Freedom of Health

Dear Prospective Patient, It is my belief that medical consumers want real primary care.  They may not say it in such terms, but they are looking for a doctor that will listen to what they say.  To not interrupt and tell the patient that they can take care of only one or two complaints per visit.  I believe my patients want me to listen as they tell me about when their husband died and now, they are alone.  I believe my patients want, and indeed need me to really listen to them.  I have been in health care for so many years, I know how easy it would be to become very quick in my evaluation and diagnosis and move on through to the next patient.  This would enable me to make so much more money.The model currently provided are those who accept insurance, i.e., MDs, Nurse Practitioners and the

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Telemedicine New Visit

The times are a bit scary now, but I want you to know that there is no need to be afraid.  You need to be aware and you need to have some preparation in place to help you and your family.  Be proactive in your thinking nowadays.  Ask yourself if you have enough fresh food to last at least 4-5 days?  Do you have enough canned and dry goods in place to provide food for at least 10 days?  Do you have your vehicle filled with gas, do you have any spare water in your house.  If you have pets, do you have extra food for them?  If you take medicines, do you have refills for this?  Do you have Tylenol at home, do you have Vitamins that are helpful for immune function? These are important questions you should sit down with your family members and discuss who is in

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Information on the Coronavirus

I have spoken to patients recently who were concerned about the Coronavirus and wanted to know how to prepare to best protect themselves and their families. I have also been watching the news and the CDC web sites and they are not recommending the highest level of supplements and herbs. They are not knowledgable on better quality of supplements, they do matter.  Therefore, I feel compelled to write this blog to make sure that you can stay safe and prepared. Information on the Coronavirus There is a real concern coming from many about the virulence of Coronavirus and how to best prepare. After spending considerable time reading about this virus I do believe that it poses enough of a threat to be educated about and prepared for. If we do so, I believe that we can avoid it, just as  we have during all of the other outbreaks through the

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How To Optimize Your Bone Health Naturally

To prevent osteoporosis, you need to choose a diet that will help you, as you work to increase your bone density with weight-bearing exercises and lifting some weights.  There are some studies that show that vegetarians tend to have a lower incidence of osteoporosis than meat-eaters. There is much to be said about vegetarianism, but there is also positive things to be said about eating meat.  I do not want to say one thing is right or wrong. Because I do not feel that way. My most genuine feeling is that there must be balance. Not only in your life, and the way you lead it, but also in how you eat. You need to bring your body to a balanced state. A vegetarian diet is high in calcium and potassium, and it is low in phosphorus and of course quite low in protein.  This aids in the prevention of

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An Undiagnosed and Misunderstood Malady

One of the most enigmatic diseases I have noted through my years as a practitioner is Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori as it is most commonly referred to.  It is often misdiagnosed and definitely misunderstood.  Recently, I had a gastroenterologist (a specialist of the gut), tell me that he did not believe in it at all, that people had some other disease process.  He told me he never treated it, because he did not believe it caused any problems.  Perhaps I would have agreed with him, that is, if I had never been diagnosed with it myself.  For a number of years while I was in the U.S. Navy, I had slowly stopped being able to eat all kinds of foods and slowly I began to realize that I had to be very careful in virtually everything I ate or even drank.  But, I just thought it was what I

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