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Heart Attack Prevention: What is Your Cholesterol Goal

Are you at risk for heart attack? A good place to start is your cholesterol level. Read More...

You Made Uncle Sam and His Buddies Rich

The top four richest counties in the United States are in the communities surrounding Washington DC. To round out the top 10 there are a few in places like California and Colorado and one more around DC. Read More...

Family Doctor Promotes Use of Pot, in 1867


Hemp recommendations from the 1867 Edition of the Kings New American Family Physician, a ‘Domestic Guide to Health.’ Read More...

“I am so tired. Do you know why I am so tired?”

“I am so tired. Do you know why I am so tired?”
This is a common question I get asked by patients as well as friends. Fatigue is normal during certain situations such as physical activity and during or after stressful periods. But sometimes we can’t seem to find a reason why we are so tired. There is no way to say why someone is tired without getting a full examination and having some tests run. Read More...

Meaningful Use?

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers (http://nyti.ms/1NdiQIV) reveals to the general public what many doctors and teachers have believed all along. That is, government mandated measurements don’d add up to a hill of beans. In fact, just recently the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that the whole ‘Meaningful Use’ shenanigan has been a dismal failure and will soon be deep-sixed (http://news.doximity.com/entries/2574594).
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5 Primary Care Myths Exploded By Direct Care

5. There is a shortage of primary care doctors, that's why the long wait for an appointment.
The long wait is a function of the patient volume through the office. Some primary care doctors see more than 40 patients per day if you can believe that. Some 'only' see 25-30 per day. Direct care/concierge medicine docs have lower overhead costs and lower volume practices; hence the absence of waits. Read More...

RED YEAST RICE

How I went from skeptic to believer. Read More...

DRUG COSTS TOO HIGH?

Save money on prescriptions with a free app, GoodRx. Read More...

A SECOND OPINION

Rediscovering the lost art of the medical consult. Read More...

CORTISONE

What is a cortisone shot? Read More...

VITAMINS

Are vitamins necessary? Read More...

WHAT IS A HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL LEVEL?

Is there such a thing as a 'healthy cholesterol level'? Read More...

WHO NEEDS A PHYSICAL?

Is a annual physical a good idea and when should I start getting one? Read More...