Category Archives: doctor/patient

Musings of medical faith

Well, now that I have moved into our new house on the farm, and we are mostly unpacked. And, I have officially changed jobs – instead of being a full time self employed family doc that works in an office … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

Well, for those of you that have read my blog, you realize that I have been remarkably silent for the last two months. It’s not that I have run out of things to say. It’s just that with building the … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity for care??? Faith in Modern day Medicine…

Its been a few days since I had time to sit down a blog. Life somehow seems to be determined to intrude in my social media communications efforts. School has gotten started. (We are already two science projects completed in … Continue reading

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HIPPA, no its not a hippo

Being a small town rural family doc has its many challenges. But the last time I was on call I ran into one I had not encountered before. Let me set the scene for you. Its Sunday evening, I am … Continue reading

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Rural Medicine Challanges

Thought I would take a different tack today. While I love an am very passionate about agriculture, there are at least two other very large passions in my life. The first is my family and our faith. I hope you … Continue reading

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The hardest discussion

Well, this has been my call weekend. It has been not to bad. Friday, I worked in our Emergency Room for a twelve hour shift, and then the remain two mornings I have gone in and made hospital rounds for the groups … Continue reading

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A Generation Lost in Drugs…

Its been a long week at work and I have not have any time to be on the farm or do much with agriculture this week and you can guess by the title and pictures with this blog that my … Continue reading

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Bad Medicine???

One of the most common things that I face in the office anymore is questions about medicines safety. It seems like every week, Good Morning America is telling my patients that a medicine is dangerous or has previously unknown side … Continue reading

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Patients give me Patience

What do you see in your mind when I tell you I am a small town country doc? A few of you may have called to mind images of a stoic doctor working along side their patients, often humble surroundings. … Continue reading

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Cancer 101

Cancer – there its out, that big scary word that stops most people from hearing anything else a doctor says. As a working family doctor, I have dealt with many faces of this disease. From young to old, it takes … Continue reading

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