How the MOC Debate and Aikido Could Be Alike

Buddha in Fall

This post contains a few remarks about petitions and debates about opposing Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). So I’ve closed my petition to oppose Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) in Iowa for a couple of reasons. The main one is that the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) has indicated to me that […]

A Definitive Journey


I recently was reminded of my search for my former teacher, Dr. Jenny Lind Porter, which culminated in April this year with my discovery of her home address followed by my writing an old-fashioned letter to her. She doesn’t have a computer. The reminder was a message from someone else who is searching for her. This […]

The 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care: A Message of Hope from Luisella Magnani

Luisella Magnani

Luisella Magnani sends a message of hope from Rome where she attended the 2nd Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care–A Global  Gathering. BeingThere-and-Living the 2nd Congress On Paediatric Palliative Care A Global Gathering Rome 19th – 21st November 2014  – Auditorium Antonianum Luisella Magnani If all the Children needing Palliative Care in the World knew about this […]

Keep Your Eyes on The Pennsylvania Medical Society Debate on MOC


I ran across this post from the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and I thought I’d share it. Note the opportunity for readers to share opinions below the post. It’s a survey and I shared mine. At the time (which was this morning) there were only 3 responses. Click on the image to expand it to full […]

Treat Your Patients Right

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Earlier this week, I gave my usual lecture to the medical students about delirium and major neurocognitive disorder (the new name per DSM-5 for dementia). It’s similar to the one at this link. Only 4 students showed up. Oh well. I’ve taken to emphasizing my own experience with delirium many years ago, in the context of […]