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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 one deserves to die by overdose" by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine …deaths from drug overdoses have been rising and have reached crisis levels in our country. A newly-released report by the Drug Policy Alliance documents the extent of the p ... Read on »
"Second Opinion" on Suicide Cases by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is interesting. It may serve a real need. Nancy Ruhe, executive director of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children…says that in cases in which a ... Read on »
"Went to a Party Mom " by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I got this today in an email forwarded as a promotional for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers). Check them out; help them out if you can. I have heard this read at pre- ... 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 »
“21” saves lives, enough said by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program put out a press release a while back that I just got through my ASAM listserv: … the study published in the July 2008 issue o ... Read on »
“Activist” Coroner by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are at it again. Treading where we think we ought, to best “serve” those that die in our county and their survivors. In a recent investigation it appeared that the p ... Read on »
“everything to live for” by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are often confronted with the statement “My (loved one) could not have died by suicide, they had everything to live for”, when we discuss that manner of death with family ... Read on »
“Going Steady with Alcohol & Other Drugs” by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The family (actually, the 17 year-old’s mother) that told their story at the Underage Drinking Town Hall meeting the other night gave out a copy of a “framework” that was us ... Read on »
“Good” Heroin v. Tainted Heroin Causing Deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As I mentioned in my talk the other day, the movie “American Gangster” among other things, shows what happens in an area (Harlem in the 70s) when the quality/purity of heroi ... Read on »
“Holiday blues” are not depression by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The “holiday blues” are not depression; they are a symptom of an acute situational disturbance. Unmet expectations, feelings of loss of what once was (or what is “remembered ... Read on »
“The City of Broken Men” by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I read an article from the July GQ magazine yesterday (not my usual reading material, my wife saw the article at the spa at which she works). The article was about the milit ... Read on »
"...and decrease the excess population."? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We had another individual die recently in our county. That really isn’t news there are approximately 10 deaths a day in our county. But it came to mind while I was doing som ... Read on »
"ask not for whom the bell tolls..." by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Imagine my surprise a few days ago: I had just finished my exercise routine at “the gym” (I don’t know that it quite rises to the level of a “work out”) and was walking ... Read on »
"Live Scan" fingerprinting by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have added new equipment and capability to our office. Our new “Live Scan” fingerprint equipment will help us with decedent identification and with case investigatio ... Read on »
"Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors" by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting today. One of the topics we discussed (there were many) was my wanting to start a “first responders” program for famil ... Read on »
"May" (not shall) do inquest by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine January 1, 2007 has brought about a change in how our office operates. On that day a change in state statute made inquests an option available to the Coroner’s Office instea ... Read on »
"Other" Deputy job requirements by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It is easier to measure performance, e.g. case paperwork done in X hours, but employees in my office (particularly my investigators) must demonstrate certain other character ... Read on »
"procured" by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hawaiian’s have a saying that “words move mana (energy)”. This can become obvious in many ways, but most recently when a word I used was misconstrued and generated prob ... Read on »
"Regular" teen drinking by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Often my Internet browsing for blog material leads down a trail (short or long). I’ll stumble onto something interesting then follow links for more information or to track b ... Read on »
"Suicide Comedy" by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "We just hope they don't cause too many accidents," What could a partner in an indie film company that specializes in horror films be talking about? The suicid ... Read on »