The Geezer’s 2013 New Year’s Eve Kvell!

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’d thought I’d share my little blog’s 2013 annual report. It’s small, has a specialty interest focus and doesn’t get much traffic, so the main reason to publicize it is to show off one of my medical student’s presentations as an example of what I most treasure as a teacher. Keenan Laraway rotated […]

My Comments to APA LinkedIn Members and 2014 Election Candidates

The essay below is my comment posted on the American Psychiatric Association LinkedIn web site. It’s about Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), critical issues in 2014 for psychiatrists, candidates seeking election for APA office, and all physicians, for that matter. Please consider reading the Medical Economics on-line article  “Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014” […]

Reform or Remove Maintenance of Certification? A New Survey

OK, so it’s been 11 days since I posted the poll for Performance in Practice (PIP) Activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The link to the original post is here. The result so far is below: There were absolutely no responses other than my “Yes” vote. This is exactly what happened in February 2013 the first […]

Medical Marijuana in Iowa?

The link takes you to an educational video produced in Iowa City during a presentation given at the Iowa City Public Library on November 19, 2013 about medical marijuana. It’s entitled “A Sensible Conversation about Medical Cannabis in Iowa.” The video has also been broadcast on local public access TV. The introduction is: This program features Dr. Steve Jenison, the […]

Quick Delirium Assessment

I made a new YouTube video to show how easy it is to assess for delirium in hospitalized medically ill patients. I’ve been thinking about setting up a randomized trial via the Randomise Me web site I posted about on 12/22/13. So take a stab at diagnosing delirium, all you internal medicine and surgery residents, and […]