Tag: Medical

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Dear American Medical Establishment:  As an infuriated American citizen who’s had it up to here, I’m writing this letter regarding your crimes against humanity as they pertain to your response to COVID.  That’s right, you read that correctly: crimes against humanity.  That is not hyperbole, it is real and spot on.  In fact, formal charges […]

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What Chronic Illness Looks Like

 

Awww. How perfect!

People often tell me things like, “I don’t know how you do it” or “I could never have done that.”

Chronic illnesses, syndromes, or conditions aren’t something you choose to do or not do.  They’re just there.  You either live with them or die from them.  That is how these illnesses work.  While this short answer might be considered trite, it is also very true.  We do not get much in the way of choices when it comes to these things.  Many of them are genetic, some are environmental, but most cannot be cured, just managed.

Join Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s Senior Fellow in Healthcare Josh Archambault as they discuss the benefits of direct primary care. In this episode, Dr. Jeffrey Gold shares his vision for the future of primary care and his passion for delivering care the way it was intended – through trust, openness, and investing in the doctor-patient relationship.

Guest: Jeffrey S. Gold, MD, is owner and primary care physician at Gold Direct Care in Marblehead, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The primary care physicians in his practice serve over 600 patients.

Confessions of a Googlechondriac in the Age of Covid

 

“I’ll just stay here until this blows over… when were these sheets washed?”

Once you get on the back nine of life, you start looking over your shoulder. The space between doctor visits is measured in weeks and months and not years. The pharmacist starts to know you by name. And every achy area, any spot of discoloration, every spot of blood becomes a harbinger of doom.

Arguably, the internet is both the hypochondriac’s best friend and his worst enemy. There are dozens and dozens of medically themed websites with comment boards that are loaded up and ready to scare the crap out of you. “Dude?! Blood on your toothbrush? My wife’s uncle’s third cousin had that and he was dead of bone cancer in his jaw in three weeks! Three weeks!

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Being a certifiable Googlechondriac I’ve read a lot about Covid-19. There is a theory gaining steam on the ever-reliable interwebs that this is less a respiratory disease than a blood disease, one that inhibits the carriage of oxygen in red blood cells. It is also being hypothesized that this is why anti-malarial drugs are effective […]

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I have an emergency-room bill for $1438, of which Insurance has paid $481 through whatever mystical formula applies on the first Tuesday of February when Mars is ascendant. I am quite happy to call and haggle, especially since the “itemized” bill includes things like $349.59 for “MED-SURG SUPPLIES” when I was there for a dislocated […]

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