Young African Americans Pay Attention!

  I was recently informed of the passing away of a young fraternity brother from Colorectal Cancer. I don't know details but I am saddened because...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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 position was he should...

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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 find nowadays.  I recently...

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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, but they will...

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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 experiences with...

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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 hypertension.  The...

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Closing the gap in health care works when more physicians join us in showing they understand and care about African American patients and underserved communities anywhere in the world.

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