20
Apr

Atelophobia

Atelophobia (from the Greek: ατελής, atelès, “imperfect, incomplete” “fear”) is the fear of not being good enough or imperfection. Oh great, another affliction.  That’s all I need.  So now what?  First, maybe we can stop defining ourselves by our story.  You know, you are not your story – you are the AWE-SOME-NESS underneath your “rubble,” I...
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19
Apr

Who’s driving?

So, let’s talk about Cancer, shall we? Are we seeing more, or are we just older and see it more commonly amongst our contemporaries?  As a family practice physician, I am supposed to find it and quarterback the treatment.  We, as physicians do reasonably well at finding cancers when we use standard screening practices, but...
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04
Apr

A Conscious Evolution

My dear patients, Don’t worry, I haven’t left you hanging. I’ve just decided to take a big risk and change the status quo in an effort to shape a better life for the both of us. The way healthcare is and has been insists you become a label, a number and an illness–for me, an...
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27
Jul

TOP 10 THINGS TO BRING OR DISCUSS AT YOUR NEXT PHYSICAL EXAM

When you come to the doctor, it is important that we have information.  Lots of it!  With the accurate and correct information your doctor will be able to help meet your personal health goals.  Below you will find a checklist of the top 10 most important things to bring to your primary care physician (PCP)...
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27
Jul

The Barber Pole…

The Barber pole is a legacy that has transcended generations and is still seen in front of every barber shop around.  The red and white stripes are thought to represent the blood (red stripe), dripping down the body (the pole).  There is some controversy about the origin of the blue stripe – some believe it was...
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27
Jul

What are those buttons on suit jackets for?

The buttons traditionally are for decoration – at least now.  Back in the day, these buttons worked.  They were for rolling up your suit jacket sleeve for labor and to prevent soiling of you clothing.  Unlike now, laundry was difficult to do and wasn’t as efficient, so men would roll up their sleeves on their...
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