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Dr Segal is a Board Certified Family Physician. He is the founder of Lake Zurich Family Treatment Center and a pioneer in open access medicine. He has been in practice for 27 years in Lake Zurich, Illinois. He is a physician educator, teaching both patients and physicians. He has served as a investigator in over 30 clinical trials. As evidenced by this blog and his office web site (www.lzftc.com), Dr Segal's passion is preventative medicine.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression September 3, 2012 On August 22, 2011, I published the following article.  It is even more true today than it was in 2011. Today was a glorious day. The sun was shini ... Read on »
Listening Part 3 by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education September 3, 2012 Today is a holiday and I’m taking a day off. Recently, I published several articles on “Listening.” Here is another doc’s take on “Listening” t ... Read on »
Success, Being Wellthy by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I love success stories.   I love them even more when they involve me!   Lately, my patients have been remarking about how good I look.   Losing 30 pounds will definitely make ... Read on »
Stigma by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression I confess. I wear pink shirts. My daughter doesn’t think men should wear pink. Apparently, wearing pink is unmanly and is stigmatized. According to Wikipedia, stigma is d ... Read on »
Superwoman by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Superwoman came in for a visit today. I am glad to say she is doing well but the strains of her job are starting to take their toll. Actually, I see a lot of superwomen type ... Read on »
Yes, Its real andit hurts! by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Yes, fibromyalgia is real and it hurts! When I started in medicine 28 years ago, most doctors thought fibromyalgia was a polite way of telling a woman that she was crazy, de ... Read on »
Oh, My Aching Back by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Oh, my aching back!   Yes, for those of you who don’t know me, my youthful indiscretions have left me with a lousy back.   Fifteen years after my first back surgery, I had my ... Read on »
You Bet Your Life by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine May 23, 2012This article was originally published in December of 2010.   Unfortunately, I continue to meet gamblers and continue to see the high rollers lose (their lives or t ... Read on »
ADD by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD For as many years as I can remember, my wife has pointed out to me that “there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Those of you who have raised children, know what I’m talking ... Read on »
Medical Waste by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy June 18, 2012On the “Opinion” page of today’s Daily Herald Newspaper, Froma Harrop’s article, ‘Modern’ America needs health plan” starts off on a course I think we can all agr ... Read on »
Paper Work by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Joyce Kilmer once wrote,“I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A ... Read on »
Life Has No Remote by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My cousin seems to spend most of her life posting inspirational pictures and sayings on Facebook.   Yesterday, she posted a picture of a sign proclaiming, “Life has no remote. ... Read on »
Skepticism by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine July 2, 2012Over the past few years, I have written many articles warning about the rampant abuse in the dietary supplement industry.   Today’s front page headline of the Chic ... Read on »
Time Out by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I think one of the greatest concepts in sports is the timeout.   Players and coaches alike have the opportunity to signal the ref any time they need to regroup, reformulate th ... Read on »
Personal Responsibility by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m irritated, bordering on angry.   I know the economy is bad.   I know that patients are having problems paying their bills.   Our office has helped many patients through th ... Read on »
Life Has No Remote by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My cousin seems to spend most of her life posting inspirational pictures and sayings on Facebook. Yesterday, she posted a picture of a sign proclaiming, “Life has no remote. ... Read on »
ACOs, Good or Bad? by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In an article entitled, “Are ACOs Merely Repackaged HMOs,” Dr. Kirsch addresses the new beast on the block, the much heralded Accountable Care Organization.   Why is this subj ... Read on »
Healthcare Priorities by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education August 27, 2012 Patient “M” is thirty-something and I have been caring for her for years.  She is a very hard working, responsible adult with a lot on her plate.  As with s ... Read on »
Diets and Other Unnatural Acts by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss MY NEW YEAR'S PRESENT TO YOU First published on December 19, 2011 As my readers start giving me feedback, many report being surprised that Diets and Other Unnatura ... Read on »
When It WOrks Right It's A Beautiful Thing by Livewellthy Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy August 26, 2012 Today was a great day! Despite the shortcomings of our medical complex, when it works right, it is a beautiful thing. Actually, it’s not just beautiful; ... Read on »