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Are we really training learners to manage diseases?

If you pay close attention to medical education and training, you have surely read something like this as an goal or learning objective: “Manage inflammatory bowel disease and its complications” However, this is not exactly what our goals should be. One push in the … Continue reading

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Doc, can I use this natural supplement?

A little while back, I saw a patient in my reflux practice who had recently stopped her PPI and substituted licorice root to help keep her acid reflux symptoms under control. She told me that her symptoms were still under … Continue reading

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A Physician’s View about Medical Necessity

“Doc, do I really NEED this medication?” In my practice, I seem to hear this question (or something like it) on a daily basis.  The question is not always about a medication, maybe it’s about a lab test or a … Continue reading

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But I Have Reflux…

When I first started this blog, I promised topics about gastroenterology and esophageal problems.  So let me talk about one today.  I consider this the most fundamental issue I see in my office on a regular basis: the difference between … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Endoscopy, Part II

Sorry for the delay in the next blog post.  Family vacation called! In my last blog, my friend Alan, a healthy 39-year old man, had just gotten an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy for reasons that were “soft” as we … Continue reading

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This Blog

Hello, readers in the blogosphere!  Whether you have just stumbled on this or were directed here by a friend, relative, colleague, or healthcare provider, thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you will tune in frequently and learn something. Since … Continue reading

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