My Anxiety

Although I had never been diagnosed with anxiety, my career as a physician has always entailed a high degree of stress; and this has had consequences.

Designing Your Retirement

Designing Your Retirement: A Data Driven Approach is a methodology, based on scientific and subjective data that will help retirees design a happy and fulfilling retirement.

Lefty vs. Righty

Righty: I was the responsible one…
Lefty: No, I was the responsible one…
A very brief non-political exploration of cooperativity.

Senator Mitt Romney, An ?Honorable Politician

An honorable Senator Romney would immediately use his political capital to undercut Senate GOP Leader McConnell and the GOP caucus’ Trumpian agenda by resigning from the Republican Party, declare himself an independent, and caucus with the Senate Democrats as, in Romney’s own words “my (Republican) party really doesn’t believe in the Constitution.”

Moral Injury: A Physician’s Premature Retirement

I retired early from the profession I loved because the devolution of the healthcare system made it impossible for me to provide care to my patients in a manner which met my standards. Unfortunately the resultant “moral injury” left me leery of again getting involved with our healthcare system.

Fascism is Coming to the U.S.A.

MAGA politicians and supporters are using fascist propaganda techniques (The Big Lie, The Firehose of Falsehoods) to polarize society and enfeeble our democracy, as others have done in Turkey, Hungary, and many other former democracies. The future of America’s democracy is no longer a forgone conclusion.

Obesity is a Disease

Obesity is a disease, it is not a result of a failure of will power. We have good therapies that induce significant weight loss and improve overall health.

Pardon Him or Not

The Resolution to Preserve America’s Democracy is the best way to politically nullify Trump and save America’s democracy even though it circumvents some of our sacrosanct legal principles.

Approaching Retirement

I want to thank my patients for choosing me to be their physician and for sharing with me the joys and tribulations that life throws at all of us. It was an honor to have been your physician.

My White Privilege and Antiracism

Those of us who have obtained the American dream have a moral obligation to use our resources to help make America a country where every child has an equal probability of obtaining the American dream.

Talking Politics with Patients

Physicians teach their patients the science they must understand to enable them to make informed healthcare decisions. Is it not also a physician’s responsibility to explain the science underlying public health policy and the connection between political choices, public health policies, and their health and longevity?

Lock Him Up or Not

America’s democracy now hangs in the balance. We can neither allow the criminals to go unpunished nor should we create a legal process that does further damage our fragile democracy.

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