Move Every Day

Move Every Day

For Men It is a heartbreaking experience to see someone, you love, with dementia.  I have seen, as a physician, this phenomenon occurs among many patients and recently, personal friends.  I am not convinced that black people understand, in many cases, vascular...
You Love Medicine if You Love Life

You Love Medicine if You Love Life

Care It is not unusual for some African Americans to fail to seek medical care in a timely fashion, even when needed.  Some people continue not to believe in modern medicine and do not get appropriate screening for cancer, take medications as directed, get...
Family Medical History Has New Meaning

Family Medical History Has New Meaning

Several days ago, one of my loyal patients requested to be seen, urgently, because she was upset that family members would not reveal the cause of death of a middle age family member.  A lifelong friend who is battling four different types of cancer told me that all...
Stress Is Deadly

Stress Is Deadly

The medical literature has documented a plethora of information regarding deadly stress affecting our bodies.  Many of my patients are telling me about the perils of stress and how it affects their health with headaches, diarrhea, and fatigue.  Stress affects...
The Face of Heart Disease is Changing

The Face of Heart Disease is Changing

Perhaps, you have noticed that millennials are getting as sick as those in the baby boomer population. Not every millennial can say they do not know of someone in their age group who has experienced a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Frankly, this medical...
Survival in the Rural Community

Survival in the Rural Community

South Carolina is a rural state and many of the residents live in rural communities. It is well documented that they have health disparities that surpass those who live in the city. Lack of access to care and preventative health care services are also contributing...
Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

Feeling Bad May Deserve ER Attention

It is no longer appropriate for patients to call the answering service to request the physician to call in a prescription without the physician having seen the patient. Patients will often do this and get upset if the physician does not comply with his or her wishes....
Facing the End of Life

Facing the End of Life

A reality not discussed by physicians and pastors is how to help people facing and dealing with end of life issues. You may not be aware, but physicians and pastors are not trained to talk with patients as they face death. I gained some insight into this issue as I...
Come On Man, You Still Smoking

Come On Man, You Still Smoking

Several days ago, I discovered one of my patients has continued to smoke in spite of information from me regarding the pitfalls. He came to the office after smoking several cigarettes which caused an elevated blood pressure and required a return visit the next day....

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