Sunday, May 31, 2015

Humpty Dumpty Medicine

As a little kid, I used to love the bedtime poem about Humpty Dumpty and his fall from the wall. 
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.  All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't put Humpty together again.”  Until recently, I never thought about this story as a logical and sad analogy to the state of American healthcare. 

So you are wondering what this is all about…I practice adult cardiology in the salt, tobacoo, fried food, and obesity belt that is the US South. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Going Out on a Limb...My Story about the Creation of DoctorRated

I see thousands of patients every year either in my clinic, in the hospital, or at the time of procedures. 
I try to take care of each one of them like they are part of my family.  Some of them want help, some don’t want help, and some can’t be helped.   Despite this, the margin for error is zero.