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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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Medical Homicide by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was reading an article on “Medical Homicide and Extreme Negligence” in my recent edition of The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology (no link). Having had a c ... Read on »
Our healthcare crisis is Coroner job security by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This does not bode well for health and longevity: At the onset of bad economic times, the demand for psychiatric services declines, with fewer visits for "maintenance" b ... 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 »
Some forensic science is not science by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just as folks are making more and more demands on us and all of the criminal justice system based on what they see on TV, this report comes out: The National Academy of ... Read on »
New Medical Resource by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I ran across something interesting today: Medpedia Medpedia’s mission is to create a new model for how the world will assemble, maintain, critique and access medical know ... Read on »
Pop Kills by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine More evidence high fructose corn syrup ain’t good for you: Another study has demonstrated that consuming beverages that contain high fructose corn syrup contributes to sp ... Read on »
Parents Have More Power Than They Think by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From a newsletter put out by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs) a parent group fighting drug use and underage drinking in the local communities of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff ... Read on »
a blast from the past by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My most comment attracting post: Cocaine and Death I promise more new ones are on the way. Read on »
All death is sudden by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are all unprepared for death, our own and the deaths of others in our lives. We see it in families whose children die, whether 16 months or 29 years. We see it families who ... Read on »
Concussion = Brain Damage (and death) by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Until recently we (the medical community) thought that concussions were pretty innocuous. Sure the blow to the head might cause brief loss of consciousness or change in mental ... Read on »
Interesting regional drug information by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tidbits from the National Drug Intelligence Center (Dept. of Justice): Cocaine trafficking and abuse in our region is widespread, however a rather sudden decrease in pur ... Read on »
Unconventional Coroner? by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Photo used in the article Yes, I am unconventional (from an article in the Lake County Journals ): With a stud in his left ear, a dragon tattoo on his forearm an ... Read on »
Healthcare reform to forestall death and treat economic dis-ease by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was talking with a reporter yesterday and he brought up that I have posted a few times about the lethal effects of the lack of healthcare coverage in our county/country. He ... Read on »
Change healthcare and impact death by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Again I read an interesting article. What a great reinforcement for the notion that prevention or early detection should be the focus of funding and energy in Medicine/He ... Read on »
We do our best to prevent deaths by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Excerpts from written comments of students that attended health classes spoken to by my staff: I also learned that people make lots of stupid decisions near me. That par ... Read on »
July 4, not Jan. 1, top crash death day by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was sent a link to the snopes website the other day that referenced the question of whether Jan. 1 (or the Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 combo) was the deadliest night for traffic crash ... Read on »
Drugs can kill you even when "sober" by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I read an interesting study/article the other day (it was recently sent as a pdf, so no link). Sure it doesn’t have the general appeal of the movie “Bedtime Stories” that I we ... Read on »
Unusual death from reader comment (question) by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (sorry for the caps, that's how it came to me) DR KELLER. I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR INFORMATION REGARDING COCAINE AND OVERDOSE. I TOO HAVE A QUESTION..ANY HELP WOULD BE SI ... Read on »
Brown Bag Review to save your health and life by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A Tribune article this morning talks about a recently released study reiterating the point that drug-drug interactions are very common and can cause serious problems, particul ... Read on »
Increased THC Content in Today‚Äôs Marijuana by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the name of arming parents and others with factual information, I thought I’d pass this along: The potency of marijuana, measured by the presence of its (psycho)activ ... Read on »