Saturday, October 28, 2017

When "Take Two and Call Me In The Morning" is not the best advice

It's a cliche, calling the doctor and being told to take a pain reliever, and call in the morning.  But what if you've already taken some?  What if you have been drinking?  What if you have a disease or underlying condition that would be impacted by a particular medication?  Clearly, this simple directive may have far reaching consequences.  Here is a short article from the site which looks at one such problem.  If there is interest, I will publish another posting with more about pain relievers, cautions and advice.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where Is Medicine Today?

I was privileged recently to take part in a documentary dealing with the changing face of medicine.  Told through the aspects of practices across the country, our Lutherville practice, Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville, was one of those highlighted.  Yes, I am part of the story with two of my patients.  This hour long documentary is airing on PBS stations around the country, but you can also watch it on their website.