Will There be Less Gridlock for the Next President?

  The opposition to Obama was reflexive and occurred even before he took office.  You don’t believe me, watch this YouTube video where Newt Gingrich admitted that he and other Republican leaders gathered together on the eve of the new President’s inauguration and agreed that their overarching strategy would be to oppose everything Obama tried to… Continue reading Will There be Less Gridlock for the Next President?

A Physician’s Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

I treat patients with pain every day.  Sometimes the pain is due to a recent injury and sometimes the pain is long standing.  The treatment of pain is challenging, since symptoms are based on a patient’s own perceptions. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, physicians were encouraged to treat pain aggressively.  Unfortunately our eagerness… Continue reading A Physician’s Perspective on the Opioid Epidemic

Believe your Doctor if they say you Do Not Need Antibiotics for that Infection.

  During the winter and after the winds have kicked up here in Las Vegas, I typically get a steady of stream of patients interested in antibiotics for their sinus infection or bronchitis. Typically these patients have had 1-3 days of runny nose and are coughing up green or yellowish phlegm and may have some… Continue reading Believe your Doctor if they say you Do Not Need Antibiotics for that Infection.

States Can Take Away Your Voting Rights Easily

Felony Disenfranchisement was in the news recently due to a pending Virginia Supreme Court case regarding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s clemency of over 200,000 former felons in Virginia.  Essentially in Virginia, like in many several other states, citizens convicted of felonies can be permanently deprived of their right to vote.   With regard to voting rights, there… Continue reading States Can Take Away Your Voting Rights Easily

Women No Longer Require Routine Screening Pelvic Examinations.

  This week, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with a new recommendation that women 18 years and older no longer require routine screening pelvic examinations.  So if you have no pelvic or vaginal symptoms and you are not at increased risk of gynecological problems, then you do not have to… Continue reading Women No Longer Require Routine Screening Pelvic Examinations.

Black lives matter and Blue lives matter because ALL lives matter

As a black male, I have had many interactions with Police Officers.  Almost all of them have been positive.  I am surprised how often, even when I am speeding, I am able to get away with a warning.  I have also had the rare episode where I know I was stopped for no reason whatsoever.  Potentially because I was… Continue reading Black lives matter and Blue lives matter because ALL lives matter