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Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert

Officially launched in the Winter of 2008, the Dr. Secretwave101 blog has now garnered more than 60,000 unique visitors. Iâ??m honored that anyone would listen to my prattle. If you post questions or comments to this site, Iâ??ll probably answer. Maybe. Depends on the quality of... Full Bio
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DIE-Tunes by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I believe I have just witness the beginning of the death of iTunes.  As much as I’ve tried and tried to like iTunes, I can’t express how happy I am to see a true and ... Read on »
Health Report – Mickey Mouse by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Our family just returned from Disneyland Paris.  We had a great time.  As a doctor, however, I just couldn’t ignore the many health problems clearly evident in the thousands ... Read on »
XBox – A Medical Necessity by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc “Dr. SW101,” Says the curly-haired assistant, “will you sign this memo.” I don’t look up.  As usual, I don’t read the memo, reaching for the closest pen and signi ... Read on »
Interview with A Virus by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc SW101: I’m sitting here today with Herpes Simplex Virus, type 2.  It has agreed to answer a few questions for SW101 Nation.  Thanks for joining us today, um, is it…Mr ... Read on »
Moving On by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc To my faithful fans and passerby, I have begun blogging in fits and starts at a new location.  The focus is a little different, but it also has the rambly-blambly ... Read on »
RATIONal! by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yes, throwing a few words out there again.  Can’t help m’self.  Been a bit. Living in Europe insulates the average human from goofy, over-the-top language meant t ... Read on »
Reader Q, Probable Farewell by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Q – I just discovered your blog and have had fun reading it, however, it seems that you have stopped blogging? A – It’s true. I burned out a little. Well, tha ... Read on »
It’s Not Just Sex by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A good approximation of how sex and intimacy is regarded by the U.S. Armed Forces can be summed up in the phrase I heard recently: “If you needed a wife…we’da issued you o ... Read on »
Reader Comment: A Child’s Chest Pain by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc A reader recently commented on the SW101 post Will My Child Have A Heart Attack with a disturbing letter about her child.  It has now been granted its own blog.  I ... Read on »
Movie Review – Avatar by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I enjoyed myself fully last night as I entered the world of ‘Avatar’, James Cameron’s new sci-fi epic that already handily broke a 1 billion-dollar landmark record ... Read on »
Where’d They Go? by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For those wondering where all the blogs have gone – I was on a once/week or better output for over a year – I’ve been distracted (this is not newsworthy).  Lately, ... Read on »
Oh-NineHundred by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Nothing makes an Army drill sargent (prounounced something like ‘Sar-Ughnt’) more testy than when a good number of his/her unit skips morning physical training. ... Read on »
The Toilet Excuse? Really? by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc “I need more drugs because I had a heart attack yesterday and in my monumental pain I flushed my Percocet down the toilet.” I stare.   AWwww, MAN, I ... Read on »
8 Pigeons? I’ll Check the Regs… by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I love urban legends:  The one about the killer calling the babysitter from inside the house, or the acne that turned out to be a quivering pod of spider eggs.  You know ... Read on »
20 by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Giant Party at the Brandenburg Gate 20 year ago tomorrow, the Berlin Wall was breached.  The first East Berliner to make it across – legally – was a woman named A ... Read on »
Danger: Broccoloi by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc   An R-rated food. Must be 17 or accompanied by adult to eat safely. Highly-intelligent child holds up half-eaten stem of steamed broccoli: “ Dad, will thi ... Read on »
Time to Zip It by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’ve certainly gotten the point: SHUT UP about the fired resident already! Numerous comments have come in, some from fellow medical bloggers whom I respect as “attend ... Read on »
Now I’m Involved by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Firings, as you might imagine, involve high-running emotions.  The fired often erupt with threats – and intentions – to expose the employer’s inner workings to the media ... Read on »
Fired by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My program fired a resident last week.  Although we all knew he was having difficulties, the news surprised virtually all of us.  Our chief didn’t even know about the po ... Read on »
“Natural” Doesn’t Mean Safe by Dr. Secretwave101 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Arsenic is totally and completely ‘natural’.  A basic chemical element, the metalloid is #54 on the periodic table; discovered in 1250 A.D.  The color of arsenic ranges ... Read on »