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Where Hope Lives


I’ve had the honor to speak to three groups of caregivers today at the Memphis VA Hospital. Nurses, physicians, and other clinical caregivers.
This hospital is one of three major spinal cord injury VA hospitals in the country and these are very special people. One nurse I spoke to said she’d been trying to retire for […]

My Patients ARE Customers Too


I read with great interest a recent editorial by Dr. Scott Haig, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons who also is in private practice in the New York City area. The piece appeared in Time online and you can read it here.
I saw a reflection of […]

Nation of Healthcare


Happy Independence Day!
In truth, Independence Day is only a birthday, celebrated every year for the lifetime of those who remember, and love,¬†our nation. Simply being born does now endow one with greatness. If our nation survived only long enough to die in infancy, there would be no celebration, no fireworks, no memory. History is written […]

Gold Stars


Remember when you’d get an assignment back from the teacher in elementary school and it would have a gold star on it?
Gold stars were given with care and received with joy. I always liked the gold ones. The silver ones were hard to see on paper. And the red ones… well…. just weren’t gold ones! […]