Perspective

Here’s my first post for the new year and it’s about perspective. I got the idea while griping about the cold weather we’ve had for the past few days. I had to enlist the aid of two of our Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry mascots to keep an eye on the office thermostat. The thermostat controls the temperature […]

Geezer Comments on Single Payer Systems

I’m well into my first year of phased retirement and time moves quickly the older I get, which has made me look at the debate about a single-payer system with increasing interest. There are a couple of options including Sen. Bernie Sander’s Medicare for All Act (S. 1804) and the Physicians for a National Health […]

Simply Move Your Refrigerator

I read an excellent post by my colleague Dr. George Dawson, MD, DFAPA, “How Will Electronic Pill Monitoring Be Accepted In A Post-Orwellian Society?” I think one of the subtexts is how complicated the process actually is on assessing medication non-adherence in patients. On the opposite end is over-complicating medical and psychiatric assessment and treatment. […]

Meditation Not A Fix, Maybe Because You’re Not Broken: A Letter From Bev and Kerri

As I was struggling to finish my work in my office, one of my residents stopped by and noticed. I felt harried and I’m pretty sure I looked it. She mentioned she’d heard that I practice mindfulness meditation. I remarked that it comes in handy on days like I was having. Anyway, that’s just to […]

News Flash: Retiree Fooling Around With Painted Ladies

As many of you know, I’m adjusting to phased retirement. It’s reminding me of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program I took about nine years ago. It was a time when I was negotiating a major change in life. It was focused on work.  I now have a new perspective […]