Monday, March 13, 2006


Some friends and I have decided to try this blogging thing. We are all doctors of different training. I do not know where this will lead but hope it will at least be an enjoyable read. I myself am an Emergency Medicine Physician. It took me four years of college, four years of medical school, four years of residency, and a stint serving Uncle Sam to get to where I am now. Now that I'm here, well... business school may have been a better choice. That being said there are rewards for being the first physician to evaluate, diagnose, and treat all comers to the Emergency Department. And by the way, as one of my residency attendings was always emphasizing, it is the Emergency Department (ED), not the Emergency Room (ER). You may also read here some posts from a fellow ED physician, an internist, and a pathologist. I work for a great company with top-notch colleagues and consider myself very lucky. It is not the norm. All of the names mentioned in this blog are pseudonyms, the ages have been changed, and in half the cases the gender as well. All photographs are published with patient consent or have been digitally altered to preserve anonymity. Obviously these are still tricky legal waters so please excuse any obtuseness... I'm just trying to avoid meeting a lawyer in an unfriendly environment. Here we go!


  1. Just wanted to let people know I am still waiting to hear from McNeil pharma and Briston Myers. Recently I sent them a letter stating that they cease manufacture of Tylenol and advil. Although these products make billions per year, based on my experience with nearly 40,000 patients since medical school, that "shit don't work", and to continue to deceive the public in this manner is unethical. I would appreciate all the help I can in this matter.

  2. Just read the whole blog back to front.

    I love it.

    Thanks for the stories.