Confidence is wonderful…until it becomes overconfidence.

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble; it’s what you know that just ain’t so.” Samuel Clemens I am going to make some generalizations here. As with all generalizations, there are exceptions, but I believe my premise holds true enough to be valid. The trajectory of medicine seems hellbent on lowering …

Medicaid- the failed promise of Obamacare

“It is health insurance by sleight of hand” Like many social programs, Medicaid, government subsidized health insurance for the indigent, was based on the laudable premise that the poor deserve good health care. Its implementation, however, has been less than stellar. In fact, I and half of my physician colleagues consider it a failed program. …

Tha’rs mold in them thar hills

Is mold toxicity the new cash cow for unscrupulous practitioners? Mold, fungi, yeast. They are literally everywhere. Yeast are so ubiquitous that you can make sourdough bread starter just by leaving some warm water mixed with flour out in the open for a few days. Yeast from the environment will populate the liquid and ferment …

Thinking long term is not a strong suit of the young

Thinking long term is not a strong suit of the young Among the controversies surrounding breast implants, and there are many, is the claim that many patients are not fully informed about the risks and limitations of the surgery, both immediate and long term. It is true that some surgeons gloss over risks or underplay …