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Top Three ER Patients that Make You Go Hmmm by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Anything but the needle doc I have had this post on my mind for quite some time but it has come to the forefront due to some of my recent patient encounters. Ther ... Read on »
Creepy Love and Other Relationship Oddities of the Week: I by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc No Comment From time to time in the ER, we have the unfortunate experience of seeing relationships so foul that they can only be called “creepy love” as a ... Read on »
Some People Have Nine Lives Too by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Medical Cynicism 101 I remember someone giving me a book to read called The House of God when I was in medical school. I imagine that a lot of you have read this ... Read on »
Coping Skills Don’t Come in Pill Form by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Just swallow OK, I promise to write more often (thank you all for the kick). June and July are always mega-busy as everyone tries to go on vacation, and then you ... Read on »
CYA and Healthcare Reform by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Ok, so I know that I haven’t written a post for some time now and you are about to understand why. About one month ago, my dad called me to tell me that his primary ... Read on »
CYA and Healthcare Reform by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Ok, so I know that I haven’t written a post for some time now and you are about to understand why. About one month ago, my dad called me to tell me that his pri ... Read on »
Top Three ER Patients that Make You Go Hmmm by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have had this post on my mind for quite some time but it has come to the forefront due to some of my recent patient encounters. There are certain things in Emerge ... Read on »
Creepy Love and Other Relationship Oddities of the Week: I by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc No Comment From time to time in the ER, we have the unfortunate experience of seeing relationships so foul that they can only be called “creepy l ... Read on »
Some People Have Nine Lives Too by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I remember someone giving me a book to read called when I was in medical school. I imagine that a lot of you have read this book as well. I thought that it would ... Read on »
Coping Skills Don’t Come in Pill Form by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc OK, I promise to write more often (thank you all for the kick). June and July are always mega-busy as everyone tries to go on vacation, and then you get a Dumass do ... Read on »
Internet Date Goes Horribly Wrong by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc An interesting thing happened last weekend. My own Romeo and Juliette … from Hell that is.  We had two patients come in from a car accident by EMS. Here is their story; ... Read on »
On Death and Dying: The Grieving Tray by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc   I think that all doctors would agree that of all of the moments we get trained for, the one that can be the most difficult is when telling a family member that thei ... Read on »
Made With Love by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Since we were just on the topic of nutrition a few days ago, I thought I would share an interesting true story with you from our ER. It is among the many reasons that I ... Read on »
The Bottle’s Been Going Down by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Alcohol. Too many stories, hard to know where to start. I have so many things to say about alcohol, but too tired at the end of this shift to start. But I think you mig ... Read on »
Swine Flu: Epidemic on Our Hands? by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Duct Tape. Save Yourselves! The End is Near! I’m almost glad that I will be having some time off in the coming days because with all of the insanity regarding the ... Read on »
There Should Be a License for Parenting … or Maybe a Test by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc If I only had a dollar for everytime I have seen people in the ER who wouldn’t be able to properly parent a goldfish, yet for some reason have 2-3 kids; I wouldn’t be wo ... Read on »
Laying on of the Finger by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Part of my mission with this blog is to help those outside of the medical realm to understand how much BS we often have to sift through in order to get to the bottom of ... Read on »
Nude Psychiatry by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Shirt and shorts required. I had this patient come in for a fall this weekend – seems like everyone was falling for some reason. He was in his sixties and had rec ... Read on »
Polypharmacy – Taking Too Many Medicines by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc One of the questions I get all too often from my patients, particularly the older ones who are way too many medications, is “ Will this new medicine react with the ones ... Read on »
The Most Widely Used Anti-Depressant by ERDoc Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Oh, how this video summarizes the case of so many ER patients. Oh, how this video summarizes the case of so many ER patients. Read on »