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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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Prescritpion Drug Abuse by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Some highlights from the National Prescription Drug Threat Assessment 2009: When abused, not only are these drugs dangerous in their own right, they often lead to the us ... Read on »
One death affects so many by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was sent a copy of an article that appeared in a local paper (I don’t have a link). The article title and the fact that I have a couple of pre-prom events later this week go ... Read on »
Can driving distracted = reckless homicide? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There was apparently a report on the radio earlier today (I didn’t hear it, but one of my employees let me know) referring to a recent death in our county. I had a bit about i ... Read on »
Coroner: Killer Heroin Isn’t From Mexico by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I got in a discussion (argument is just a bit too strong) with an Associated Press reporter yesterday (Hi, Sophia). It became rapidly apparent that she had already written her ... Read on »
Coroner and Parent Trying to Forestall Death Isn't Easy by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A death occurred over the weekend, actually several occurred, but I am writing about just one of them. A woman riding/driving a motorcycle died after being hit from behin ... Read on »
Swine flu perspective by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Swine flu. Be afraid, be very afraid. People are fearful and demanding that something be done. Government officials are clamoring to do something. Wait, that was from news rep ... Read on »
Coroner riffs on heroin deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As one of the local police chiefs told me today: “it is your fault”. I pushed out the information a little while ago that we have had an increase in our number of heroin deat ... Read on »
Coroner gets bouquet of bones for Spring by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Aah, the first signs of spring. The crocuses are blooming and the daffodils are pushing up through the ground. And one of our “signs of spring”, the bones are appearing ... Read on »
Cyanide death by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although we don’t encounter cyanide related deaths very often, I have written about it before. We had a cyanide death recently in our County. Word of the woman’s death “l ... Read on »
More on deadly heroin by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Headline 1 today: Spike in suburban heroin deaths A story about the apparent increase in heroin related deaths across several local counties, with a law enforcement report ... Read on »
Potent Heroin by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We had a very concerning spike in heroin-related deaths this last December (7 in one month), which seemed to be a part of an apparent trend in such deaths. Because we found no ... Read on »
Youth against drug use by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This from a new facebook group that a friend sent me the link to: This is our chance to create a movement for the fight in the war on drugs. Our youth are dying from the ... Read on »
Pain Killer Misuse can be a Killer by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Treatment admissions for prescription pain killer misuse has risen dramatically over the past decade – from constituting 1 percent of all admissions in 1997 to now represent ... Read on »
Ain’t no caring in much of our healthcare by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine WTF—I guess that is a bit strong, but it communicates my feelings after a call I got last night from a friend of mine. What is with healthcare providers? I know this guy ... Read on »
Rambling thought by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I just got an email with a widget I could attach to my blog from Wellsphere (my blog is cross posted there). The widget contained a definition of “perseverance” that I don’t a ... Read on »
Heart attacks don’t only attack ‘old folks’ by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Shocked, concerned, dismayed, I’m not sure what word to use. In the last couple of weeks we have had 3 folks in their 30s die due to heart disease. Granted they were over ... Read on »
Coroner's office and child safety seats? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Press release we sent out today: For Immediate Release The Lake County Coroner’s Office is proud to announce its new partnership with Safe Kids Chicago, a Division o ... Read on »
Spike in heroin deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This certainly caught the attention of the local media. Headline: Heroin deaths on the rise County officials blame change in percentage of purity I was called b ... Read on »
Beat the Reaper by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Cool way to get the word out (as I have said before teens must get learning messages in multiple ways multiple times for it to sink in): new interactive computer CD inte ... Read on »
Non-medical use of pain relievers by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From a SAMHSA press release: Adults aged 18 to 25 currently using pain relievers for non-medical reasons increased from 4.1 percent in 2002 to 4.6 percent in 2007… ... Read on »