Tag Archives: modern medicine

No Point Talking

There’s no point talking to someone who doesn’t care. Or is too stupid to understand you. A technician at an ophthalmologist’s office told me this afternoon that he had to touch my eye to conduct a test. He had a … Continue reading

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Red Flag Alert

The most often heard comment after someone kills themself is that there were no red flags. No warning signs. No outward appearance of anything wrong. Well, I’ve raised more red flags in these posts and on this Intermountain Health Care … Continue reading

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For Want of a Nail . . .

Medical science is advancing at the same time patient support is retreating. It is as if we have built a Porsche that no one can maintain since no service appointments are available. Or the mechanic is too expensive to afford. … Continue reading

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Reflections on A Black December

NB: This is from three years ago. The original post is here (internal link) Reflections on a Black December With my violent nightmares having subsided for now, I wanted to write about how concerned I am with the rising suicide … Continue reading

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Life is What Happens When You Are Making Other Plans

Life is What Happens When You Are Making Other Plans John Lennon said that and Life Happens all the time. Case in point, yesterday and my continuing experiences with modern medicine. I developed the worst case of indigestion or something … Continue reading

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Fax Machines at Intermountain Health Care

Nothing speaks more to the total inadequate suppoort that a patient receives at Intermountain Health Care (internal link) than their continuing use of fax machines. This should be dead technology is still in constant use at Intermountain between the company … Continue reading

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Intermountain Health Care: An Evaluation

Intermountain Health Care has little interest in improving a patient’s experience in their system since money does not flow from the patient. Instead, money flows from government and insurance companies, with few patients paying out of pocket. Improving how Intermountain … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Black December

With my violent nightmares having subsided, I wanted to write about how concerned I am with the rising suicide rate in America. I don’t see hope for its decline as medicine is practiced today,. In mid-December my psychiatrist recommended that … Continue reading

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