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It is Easy to Cure your Problems!!! The MadLib game…

Directions: Put cursor over the blank lines to see what the category you need to fill in.  See below for Suggested Responses.  Enjoy yourself! GREAT NEWS!! I have uncovered the solution for ________________ !! The only problem is that ________________ doesn’t … 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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Would You Like Some Cyanide in Your Herbal Therapy?

Like most allopathic physicians, I have no formal training in herbal medicine.  Nonetheless I tend to think that I have an open mind to non-Western therapies.  I do not discount their effects in various conditions, but they are not the … 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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What Has Happened to Gastroenterology Training?

The state of gastroenterology training and education in the United States today can be summarized in one word: endoscopy. Gone are the days of the cognitive gastroenterologist, discussing the character, smell, texture, and color of a patient’s stool in an … Continue reading

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Why do Pharmacies Sell Tobacco? Let’s Join Together and Tell Them to Stop

Many years ago, I asked the manager at a local chain pharmacy why they sold cigarettes.  His response? “Umm…I don’t know.” I would venture to say that most managers don’t know the answer to that either.  Do you?  I certainly … Continue reading

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