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,...
The Wellness Visit

The Wellness Visit

The Wellness Visit Your physician can request a wellness exam in an effort to prevent illness.  The evaluation primarily consists of questions about procedures that have been recommended for you and risk factors for certain diseases based on your lifestyle.  Questions...
Red Meat Linked To Diabetes

Red Meat Linked To Diabetes

Red Meat Linked To Diabetes This health tip may not be welcome news for many people.  Eating processed or unprocessed red meat, daily, has been a part of the American diet for years. New research suggests that the consumption of red meat over a four year period...
The Annihilation of African American Males

The Annihilation of African American Males

The Annihilation of African American Males The infractions that the black male is currently experiencing with law enforcement reflect symptoms of a long standing, social phenomenon that has been characteristic in our culture over a hundred years.  The annihilation of...
Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias A very common problem in the health community is unconscious bias.  Unfortunately, it has not been addressed and continues to wreak havoc in the clinical setting. An Asian man, who was unshaven, and appeared to be homeless, was found in full cardiac...
Some People Are Just Ridiculous

Some People Are Just Ridiculous

Some People Are Just Ridiculous You would not believe the issues that I experience with patients. One was being treated for hypertension and became quite upset, at the follow up visit to assess blood pressure control, because he needed an additional prescription. His...
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...
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...

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