I only recently found out what a blog is. I used to think that it was only for people that wanted to use it for some type of personal journal. I’m relatively quiet and keep to myself so why would I, or anyone, want to publish their feelings in such an open and accessible space? Then I discovered the world of podcasts, blogs, online forums, etc. I discovered that this is a great way to share ideas (not just a personal diary). I have learned a significant amount of information recently from these online tools. So much so that, now, I too, feel compelled to begin a blog. My documentation of this intellectual journey is called MD2.0
I graduated from University of Arizona with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1991. Then I attended medical school at University of Missouri-Columbia (also my hometown). I completed a Family Practice Residency at Scottsdale Healthcare and I am Board Certified in FP. I have always practiced Urgent Care Medicine which is more fast-paced and procedure-
oriented than traditional outpatient Family Medicine.
Since my career started in 1997, I have always taken pride in practicing “evidence based medicine.” But, over the years, I have found gaps in our current understanding of many conditions. I began to question many of the treatments that I was prescribing to my patients but never really knew where to look for different approaches or solutions. Always on the lookout for new and effective treatments, my professional life was about to be altered …