We have a name change! For the lack of a better one, we called my Blog the "All Ears", although it was clear that it was not just about ears....it was about "listening" and commenting. I had the privilege of commenting on must about everything that popped into my mind that I felt was interesting or medically relevant....or just plain funny.
Like Patch Adams, I use humor extensively in my clinical practice. If the patients want a more stern, serious medical provider, they can see someone else -- there are plenty of these old guys around. I like to have fun with my patients, and I like to make 'em smile and laugh. Life is much too short to be serious all of the time.
We needed a name change that better reflects the flavor of my Blog. I thought of a lot of them and submitted them to WebMD quite a while ago, so a decision has been made....to call it Family Webicine.
Since family practice is the core and essence of medicine, I wholeheartedly endorse the name change, and hope that it will attract more readers.
This Blog does have a lot of readers, but only a few take the time to comment. I love those comments....even the one's that disagree with me. Feeback is important, as well as suggestion on topics to address.
Thank you for providing me a wonderful forum....a catharsis....for my random thoughts, comments, and ramblings. Keep reading them and tell your friends.View Thread
If you would like to liven up your day....perhaps have a laugh, or read some vignettes of my professional or personal life (it is actually more than that), I invite you to visit my ALL EARS BLOG.
You will quickly find that it isn't just about ears, although there are many informative ear topics you will be able to find. One of the best characteristics of any medical professional is to LISTEN, so I think that ALL EARS really means that I am "all ears". I listen. Of course, I not only listen, but I tell about it!
You can read my tongue-in-cheek expose about the Tooth Fairy, or my struggles with several of my friends who have cancer; two that are terminal. If you are dog-lovers, you can read about our Sheltie puppies. If you want to know how an impoverish Appalachian boy became a medical provider, writer, and Blogger, it is in there, too. I harp about patients who come late, insurances, high medical costs, medical mistakes, getting older, short term memories,....you name it. If I hadn't written about it in the nearly 400 blogs so far, I will get to it.
Perhaps in the style of Andy Rooney or Dave Barry, I try to interject my own, personal brand of humor in most of the Blogs that I write. This is how I am. I try to make my patients feel better when they leave than when they arrived, and not all leave with a prescription. Some leave with some sound advice, and all leave with kind words and a smile. Medical care is so more than just bandaids and antibiotics.View Thread
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