Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities – NYTimes.com

Too Few Doctors in Many U.S. Communities – NYTimes.com. I see it every day at work.  There just aren’t enough of them to go around in general.  Then you need a specialist?  Someone who gets YOU.  Someone who gets your DS?  Good luck! Stink – I knew I should have gone to medical school!

The Stuff That I Forgot About…

It’s the stuff that you don’t even think about for the most part once you’ve ventured into – or at least to the boundaries of – normal. Well – maybe I should qualify that. They are things that wowed me constantly the first year or so after having lost my weight. But as the years…

August, 2011 Cutting Remarks

There’s an article making the rounds in the bariatric community.  Have you seen it?  Here’s a little snippet (following the guidelines of the publication’s web site for the content to be shared): XXL Patients by John Kelly, IV, MD From http://www.outpatientsurgery.net/ Our patients are getting bigger and bigger. Not only is the obesity epidemic to…

Is it true what I heard about Dr. Baltasar?!

You’d probably be surprised how many times I hear that question. Do you ever wonder why people are always so ready to spread unsubstantiated rumors? Honestly – I’m asked one question in particular once a week – at least. What’s that question, you ask? “Is it true that Dr. Baltasar has retired?” Or, alternatively, someone…

DATE CHANGE! August NW WLS Ed Dinner

Rather than the Thursday that we traditionally meet, it’s been decided to move our dinner this month until SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Be sure to check out the Facebook invite for additional details and/or to RSVP there. ————————————- Hey guys! Sorry for the late notice – but well, details kinda slipped through…

July NW WLS Pals Dinner

Inviting, huh? So – why don’t you come join us for dinner for our July get together? We’re definitely gonna sign up early for a table on the patio! Place: Manzana Rotisserie Grill, 305 – 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (Jill – here’s your map!) Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm RSVP:…

Probiotics

I’ve been talking with a post-op who has been going through – well, putting it bluntly – intestinal hell.  After sitting and talking with her for quite some time something became blaring obvious – to me, anyway. This lady was in drastic need of some honest assessment of her lifestyle AND a good round of…

Hello, My Name is Dina…

…and I’m an addict. We make fun of those lines that society has heard so many times – they’re funny placed appropriately in a script. But they’re not so funny if they’re a part of your day to day life – no matter what the addiction is – if it’s an addiction that is detrimental…