Physicians Need to be Appreciated

Physicians Need to be Appreciated

Physicians Need to be Appreciated I often wonder why people do not show appreciation for their physician as they do for their pastor.  Our work is similar when you think about it.  A physician who goes beyond what he or she is taught in medical school is difficult to...
The Trump Syndrome

The Trump Syndrome

The Trump Syndrome Do you remember when Trump declared that he knew more about war than known by the military generals collectively? Believe it or not, there are some patients with this mindset and I refer to it as the Trump Syndrome.  It does not occur frequently,...
Strokes in Black Men

Strokes in Black Men

Strokes in Black Men It was recently reported that Oscar nominated, director John Singleton, experienced a stroke that resulted in hospitalization.  The CDC reports that strokes occur two times more frequently in African American men than in Caucasian men.  My...
Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

Myths Can Have a Happy Ending

Myths Can Have a Happy Ending One of the main reasons I have continued Closing the Gap in Health Care is to decrease the myths and untruths in the African American and underserved communities.  One myth that I do not often hear is placing moss in your shoes to control...
The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The Bucket List The bucket list is a collection of things that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime.  Frankly, I never thought of a bucket list until the death of my youngest daughter, Tonisha Bell Alston.  She decided to take matters into her own hands...

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