Monthly Archives: September 2011

Medication Errors

Not infrequently Express Scripts, Medco, or other similar companies send a fax to alert me that my patient is taking two similar medications. Occasionally it’s intentional, but most of the time it means something went wrong. Sometimes I change a … Continue reading

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Right for the Wrong Reason?

In 2007, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed an executive order mandating that teenage girls be vaccinated with Gardasil, a vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer by providing protection against Human Pappillomavirus, or HPV. This was subsequently overturned by the Texas … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

At the start of the 2011 Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Annual Session in 2011, a list of member physicians who had died in the past year was read. Almost all of them were men. This was a poignant reminder … Continue reading

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KOMO Communities

I always view patient surveys with skepticism, but nonetheless I’m honored: http://tacoma.komonews.com/news/community-spirit/662801-votes-are-see-who-won-big-best-komo-communities Notice that it kind of fits in with the blog name theme!

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Migraine or Sinus Disease?

One of the more common reasons patients come to see me is because they think they have a sinus infection. Often they say they have pain in the sinus below their eye, nasal congestion, and may have drainage. They  tell … Continue reading

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