This is a blog about things in medicine that I find interesting. I’m both a gynecologist and a pain medicine specialist, so there’s lots of that, but I’m interested in everything and anything in medicine that’s new, controversial, or just plain fascinating.
House rules regarding comments: I am interested in hearing your opinion, but it needs a link/reference to a credible source to be fact. I write about topics that often evoke a lot emotion, but don’t demean your passion with vitriol. Hateful comments don’t advance anyone’s interest and will be deleted or treated as spam. If you make personal attacks on me or on anyone else you’ll probably get your IP address blocked.
I speak for no one but me.
Nothing that is posted here should be taken as a substitute for medical advice. Blogs (and Twitter for that matter) do not constitute the practice of medicine.
The medical cases that I sometimes use to illustrate a point don’t strike me because of their uniqueness, but rather because they are all too common. That is often what I find most devastating. I construct these histories from a lifetime of caring for women and from anonymous cases I have heard along the way from teachers and colleagues. These stories never reflect a specific individual or single case.
I don’t believe in Western medicine. I don’t believe in Alternative medicine. I believe in evidenced based medicine. But I’m also about common sense and practical information that you can actually use.
One more thing.
I wield the lasso of truth.