What Do Chocolate Chips and Compeer of Johnson County Have In Common?

Monster chocolate chip cookie

Yesterday morning I was standing around in the hall waiting to get into the Employee Health Clinic when Margalea Warner passed by, said hello and had just about moved on when she turned to me and asked if I ever listened to Iowa Public Radio. I said I did, and she told me she was […]

Mindfulness In 2017


It’s a little after 4:00 PM and I’m just catching my breath. I’ve been running all over the hospital trying to put out the usual psychiatric consultation fires. And I remember the message from Bev, the Director of our Mindfulness-Based Programs way last week. It was not the usual message we get about the mindfulness […]

The Geezer’s 2016 Year In Review: Just You Wait!


We’re getting closer to the new year and it looks like we have to be patient and wait to see how a lot of things are going to turn out in 2017. Have you had a look at the Clozapine REMS Program website? Remember that promise or threat that patients would not get clozapine if […]

Physicians, Stay Alert for Payloads!


  I’m off service for a few days and I’ve had more time than usual to catch up on some of the news, like the American Medical Association (AMA) endorsement of President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price, Rep. from Georgia. I think […]

Neuropsychiatry, Encephiatrics, and Ergasiology, Oh My!

Jim Amos MD 7

First of all, a shout-out regarding the NICE Guidelines for Delirium update. Remember my broken links post about this in November? Well, as promised, the NICE Guidelines have been updated and we now have access to a much better organized and responsive web site which allows downloads of valuable guidance about monitoring for and managing […]