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A doctor in the family

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I too believe that having a physician member of the  in the family offers some distinct advantages. The best example of course is the relatively access to healthcare professionals. Medical information, drug prescriptions, when needed are easily obtainable. With a physician relative, navigating through the maze of complex healthcare system seem a bit more bearable for the average patient. Such advantages though…

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Can I have sex after an orthopedic procedure?

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Many orthopedic surgeons rarely get this question from patients. For some who do, explaining “sex after orthopedic procedure” would be a daunting, if not an embarrassing challenge. One patient boldly asked this question on follow up, two weeks after his orthopedic surgery.  He has an external fixator on his right thigh and leg of his right lower extremity.To…

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Close call on rehabilitation

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In the past, I work closely with rehabilitation physician in the course of treating my patients.  Since I went into private practice  in the province though the lack of a Rehab physician in my area pushed me to learn and give rehabilitation regimens to my post op patients. What i discovered first was not really…

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Why you should not be your parent’s (or any other relative of yours) physician

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It’s hilariously difficult to even get an IV line inserted. “Jesus, are you going to pin prick me to death?“ Or get a good symptomatic history. ” I had my stomach pains and vomiting since 10:30 but I could handle it till 1:00am so you can bring me to ER” She was dehydrated by then.…

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Notes to the knife II: The opposite of humility

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Again? Yes. Again and against.  I will write about humility in knife wielders until this amazement transforms into a virtue. In the professions of demigods, any opportunity to get enlightened on humility doesn’t come by so easily .  So when it knocks, one should not wait for two or three knocks before opening the door. …

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