Hanging up the Stethescope

Well, it's been a long time in coming, but I feel that it's time to share it with all of you.  Doc Shazam is hanging up the stethescope.  I've had it, I'm through. The healthcare field sickens me both literally and figuratively.  I've gained weight, can't sleep,...

I’m not quite sure what this rhythm is…

"Umm, can I have a doc in this room? " The nurse was casual and collected.  But anytime a nurse asks, "Can I have a doc in here?" you can be pretty certain there is some excitment in your near future. She & I alternated glances between the patient and the monitor....

History of Doc Shazam…a Recursive Trip down Memory Lane

I invented blogging. No really.  As a first year medical student in 1998, I was trying to develop a Visual basic application that would auto-publish entries from an access database on my home computer to my University web account, but alas, I was busy with things like...

Suck it Up America

I did not write this. But I should have... Sunday Forum: Suck it up, America We have become a nation of whining hypochondriacs, and the only way to fix a broken health-care system is for all of us to get a grip, says DR. THOMAS A. DOYLE Sunday, October 11, 2009...

I’ll take mine plain…

He was a funny little man. The black leather chaps and jacket almost hung off his body even though I'm sure they were a size small. On his way to the Sturgis Motorcycle rally he had veered off the road while admiring the view and slid on the gravel at the side of the...

Every Patient has a Story

Hmm...been reading through my archives, sharing stories with different folks. I've always wanted to cull down the archives and self publish a book. But what would I call it?  How about "Every Patient has a Story..."  What do you think? It would need a subtitle for...