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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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Interesting Week for Coroner, Never Routine by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It was an interesting week of meetings. Tuesday I presented my 2010 budget to the County Board committees that need to approve it before it goes to the full Board. To mee ... Read on »
Level I Challenge for Coroner’s Office by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We were already on track for a significant increase in the number of deaths in Lake County that involve Coroner office investigation (approximately 15%) this year. Most deaths ... Read on »
Food for Misdirection of Thought by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (Note: I had thought of this post before I ran across the article that prompted the above post. It became an interesting juxtaposition.) I often get asked what we in the ... Read on »
16 year-old's death with hot dog by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Now this is a pretty unusual occurrence, but I thought it might be worth a caution. Kids do choke on food, as do folks on the other end of the age spectrum, with hot dogs bein ... Read on »
Suicide Prevention Week by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Next week is “National Suicide Prevention Week” so I thought I’d post the “Suicide Warning Signs” from SAMHSA. Last year Lake County had 67 individuals die by suicide (up ... Read on »
Nitrous Oxide Abuse by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It is easy to lose sight of the real dangers of inhalant abuse with all our focus on the growing problems of illicit and licit drug abuse so obviously going on around us. Abus ... Read on »
Lake County 2007-2008 Drug Fatalities Map by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lake County 2007-2008 Drug Fatalities Map Other maps (see below) a slow process for web-readiness due to budget constraints Read on »
Mapping Coroner Data by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Our office almost seems awash in County maps. Maybe awash is hyperbole, but how often do you get to use words like that. Actually we have 4 large (like 3 X 4) maps, not counti ... Read on »
Quotes about kids (link sent by ... by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Quotes about kids ( link sent by a friend ): Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwi ... Read on »
Driving Distracted Kills by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Report that could have saved lives is buried for 7 years, holy mackerel. … cellphone use behind the wheel "has contributed to an increasing number of crashes, injuries a ... Read on »
IL HB 497 (awaiting Governor’s signature) by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act. Provides that the Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse within t ... Read on »
Hopeless teens, self-fulfilling prophesy by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Talk about an OMG moment. I first heard about this on the radio this morning, and then I came across this article: A surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent ... Read on »
Married to dope by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My wife got a book recently that she said I should take a look at. It is “Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like:…” by AJ Jacobs. It is an interesting, quick read with short ess ... Read on »
Healthier Community by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I went to a presentation by Dr. James Galloway the other day. It was in support of a pilot program in Chicago to “Build a Healthier Chicago”. Their website is worth a visit. ... Read on »
"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 »
Where death delights to help the living by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I like this line (it came to me on a listserv; sorry, I wrote it down without the name of person who contributed it and I don’t believe they cited the author), unfortunately t ... Read on »
Healing Community Problems by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was listening to a radio program a few weeks ago (At Issue on WBBM, no link). The folks being interviewed represented a few anti-violence programs in Chicago and had several ... Read on »
Substance Abuse Treament Clinic by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I sent this out as a media release, from me personally, yesterday and I thought I'd also share it here: I am the Lake County Coroner. I am also a husband and a parent. I ... Read on »
Drug Info for Parents by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A freind of mine sent me a link to this and now i share it with you (I haven't read the whole thing, so I do not vouch for the information, but it seems helpful through the pa ... Read on »
They are us by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I participated in a town hall meeting last evening about an apparent increase in drug use and drug-related deaths locally. One thing (among many) got me thinking afterwards. A ... Read on »