Where, Indeed, Is Our Health Care System Going?


Health Care, American Style: How Did We Arrive? Where Will We Go? goo.gl/hmzlEV #healio Where, indeed.— James Amos (@jamostheelder) July 27, 2014 I hope you can read the article in the tweet above in its entirety; this is the first time I’ve ever been able to access full text papers in Psychiatric Annals on line. […]

CPCP: Neurosarcoidosis


We had a special treat this month for one of our Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentations. A Neurology resident, Dr. Dela Amoussou, MD, delivered this one and he did an exceptional job. By the way, he has been very instrumental during his rotation through the Psychiatry Consultation service, even demonstrating key elements of […]

A Geezer’s Mindful Milestone

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The residents and medical students rotating on the psychiatry consultation service had an exquisite surprise for me today. They threw me a little appreciation potluck lunch. This was a fun and touching way for them to say “thank you,” at the end of the rotation. The food and the company were wonderful. We swapped stories. […]

Can AMOS Help Keep MOL Out of Iowa?


Just a short announcement about a survey I received from a the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Greater Des Moines of Iowa. Apparently there is a new organization allied with NAMI called AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy). I can’t find out much more about it from my office computer because there’s a […]

MOC: The Race for Money


policymed.com/2014/06/mainte…— James Amos (@jamostheelder) July 18, 2014 I found the tweet above after I got the usual American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) dues invoice asking for the millionth time for a $100 fee to help fund their political action activities. I read the letter and marveled at the ironic ring of one paragraph: […]