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.

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.

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?

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