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Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
San Francisco, California
Coroner, Lake County, IL 17 years ER Medicine 9 years HIV Primary Care Founder & Medical Director, HealthReach (free medical clinic, Waukegan, IL) Medical Director, Green Dragonfly
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No Spike of Suicides With the Holidays by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was listening to a speaker yesterday and she brought up the old saw that there is a peak of suicides between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. It is one of those statemen ... Read on »
Fear the Heroin, not the Krokodil by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I know it is jazzier, “sexier” to put Krokodil front and center in the news these days. However, for a news outlet (CBS2) to step on a report about a community forum discu ... Read on »
Myth of Fingerprints by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine “I’ve seen them all and, man, they’re all the same”. OK, perhaps not quite all the same as Paul Simon says, but there are enough similarities to bring doubt on the surety ... Read on »
Cocaine in a Poly-substance Death by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am back to blogging here. I missed this site, but, interestingly, even when I wasn’t posting I still had something like 80 visits per day on average. It may be a lazy re-s ... Read on »
Grad School by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I haven't posted in quite a while and I am not sure if anyone even bothers to look here any more.I thought I did owe folks an explanation, in case they drop by again. The ... Read on »
“Relief-oriented use of marijuana by teens” by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine That is the title of an article in last April’s Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy. While this study in has a very small sample size, it nonetheless present ... Read on »
Driven to Distraction by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Subject: Driven to Distraction video goes live; please share! Good morning task force supporters, Please take a few moments to watch our fantastic new YouTube video feat ... Read on »
Teen abuse of OTC and Rx meds by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the rush to worry about teen use of illicit drugs (not to belittle that action) we often lose sight of the fact that OTC and prescription drugs are used “nonmedically” mo ... Read on »
Shine a light on mental health needs by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A while back I ran across an "article" by Glenn Close (sorry, lost the link) in which she wrote: Even as the medicine and therapy for mental health disorders have made rema ... Read on »
Survivors of Suicide by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We helped sponsor/host an event last Saturday giving folks whose loved ones have died by suicide an opportunity to view a program put together by the American Foundation for S ... Read on »
More on the health food that tastes good by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A study out of the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland (no chance of conflict of interest there) demonstrated that 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate a day lowered the amount of s ... Read on »
Coroner Hauntings? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In case you missed it in the Tribune: "Eerie events rattle those in the coroner's office" Read on »
Writing and Arithmetic by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last night I was invited to the ITT Technical Institute Program Advisory Committee meeting, sitting with advisors and the program chairman for their School of Criminal Justice ... Read on »
No colonics by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Now here is something you don’t see talked about every day: I had someone come to the office a while back seeking my advice. He had seen all the ads and products for colo ... Read on »
Coroner’s Suicide Thought Piece by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One in 5 or 6 people are touched by or are close to someone who has died by suicide or will die by suicide. That is a huge number. As they say, a sobering thought. I have ... Read on »
Anti-cocaine vaccine? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Interesting, but I’m not sure how much “promise” this experimental treatment really shows: Cocaine vaccine shows promise for recovering addicts … a new cocaine vaccine… t ... Read on »
Grief normal or too much by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Grief does have it purpose, adjusting to the change in your life and dealing with your loss. We deal with grieving folks all the time and not just at the time of the death of ... Read on »
Zombie warning by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Got this on a listserv and I don't see a copyright mark Read on »
Bullet shortage by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do you realize that this is affecting law enforcement agencies? Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, e ... Read on »