Moral Injury: A Physician’s Premature Retirement

I retired early from the profession I loved because the devolution of the healthcare system made it impossible for me to provide care to my patients in a manner which met my standards. Unfortunately the resultant “moral injury” left me leery of again getting involved with our healthcare system.

Fascism is Coming to the U.S.A.

MAGA politicians and supporters are using fascist propaganda techniques (The Big Lie, The Firehose of Falsehoods) to polarize society and enfeeble our democracy, as others have done in Turkey, Hungary, and many other former democracies. The future of America’s democracy is no longer a forgone conclusion.

Obesity is a Disease

Obesity is a disease, it is not a result of a failure of will power. We have good therapies that induce significant weight loss and improve overall health.

Pardon Him or Not

The Resolution to Preserve America’s Democracy is the best way to politically nullify Trump and save America’s democracy even though it circumvents some of our sacrosanct legal principles.

My Woodworking Creations

I adopted woodworking as a hobby because it provided a creative outlet and a way to clear my mind from the stress of taking care of patients…

Approaching Retirement

I want to thank my patients for choosing me to be their physician and for sharing with me the joys and tribulations that life throws at all of us. It was an honor to have been your physician.

A 10th Supreme Court Justice

Seven weeks before the November 2022 midterm election, President Biden should nominate President Barack Obama as the 10th Justice to the US Supreme Court…

President Obama

My White Privilege and Antiracism

Those of us who have obtained the American dream have a moral obligation to use our resources to help make America a country where every child has an equal probability of obtaining the American dream.

Talking Politics with Patients

Physicians teach their patients the science they must understand to enable them to make informed healthcare decisions. Is it not also a physician’s responsibility to explain the science underlying public health policy and the connection between political choices, public health policies, and their health and longevity?

Lock Him Up or Not

America’s democracy now hangs in the balance. We can neither allow the criminals to go unpunished nor should we create a legal process that does further damage our fragile democracy.

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