Dr. Todd Hubbard
Dr. Tom Forest
Registration: Mindy or Bridgett
go to Special programs, 4th Fl Memorial Building
BTW, Dr. Drew Hall will be speaking before a few hundred students Friday November 6th at SPIZZ night at Palmer. Spread the word as he will rock the place from ABOVE DOWN, INSIDE OUT!!!
As I mentioned last week, our newest certified Blair Instructor will have his first Blair Primary at his office this month, here are the details:
Office of Dr Truong
3600 Wilshire Blvd #932
Los Angeles, CA
Dr Johnny Truong
For those of you who haven’t converted to digital x-ray yet, you are not alone. I attended a 5 hour radiology class by Dr. Gatterman at Life West last Saturday and he stated that digital is only as good as the monitor and he often sees more with a hotlight and magnifying glass. When he asked how many of the attending docs had digital, only one out of 50 have made that transition yet. A patient came in yesterday mentioned she badly fractured her foot in Hawaii, breaking the ankle in 5 places..detected via x-ray. But back in California the digitals only showed two fractures. A 30 minute surgery ended up taking two hours as they found much more wrong when they opened her up…exactly what the x-rays had revealed!!! (Yes I will go digital anyway!)
Dr. Bart Patzer, one of the great speakers at the last UC Evolution, forwarded me a message from the I.C.A. regarding National Health Insurance, stating that “if approved” we may not be able to OPT OUT and may have to accept a Medicare version of health care with no choice! I’ve attached the memo…just so I could check your gag reflex!!!
Dr. Kevin Broome sent me an interesting “Ask the Doctor” column which I’ve attached. It mentions a patient who has fibromyalgia and has responded very well to UC. The patient hasn’t had any pain in years. Make sure you read the MD’s response in the lower right hand corner. Maybe the world will finally understand that Upper Cervical care can really change the world!!!
Some of you older docs may be losing some of your hand-eye coordination (not me of course!), so I’ve attached the “circuit test” sent to me by Dr. Roger Morrison. I’d be interested in whether you still have those skills sharply defined!
I know it seems that sometimes my e-mails may seem anti-medical, and really that is the furthest from the truth. When something medical becomes ‘mandatory’ I have issues, otherwise I think we should applaud their great efforts when dictated. We got a new patient in on Monday who worked at a local oil refinery that had a big explosion 10 years ago. All his co-workers were killed. He leaped off a building and fell 60 feet landing on concrete. Both feet were snapped in half, both knees blown out, both femurs crushed, jaw dislocated, 40% of his body burnt, 1/3rd of his arm burnt off,…and he has had over 50 operations. But, he can walk with a cane and is pretty functional. I really applaud the medical efforts, and especially applaud INNATE for the recovery…pretty amazing. Yes he does have a bilateral anterior atlas!!!
1. A Bible…..?
2. A silver dollar……?
3. A bottle of whisky…..?
4. And a Playboy magazine…..?
‘I’ll just hide behind the door,’ the old preacher said to himself. ‘When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up.
If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a
blessing that would be!
If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunken bum, and Lord, what a shame that would be.
And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he’s going to be a skirt-chasing womanizer.’
The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room.
The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table..
With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them. Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired this month’s centerfold.
‘Lord have mercy,’ the old preacher disgustedly whispered.
‘He’s gonna run for Congress..’