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Caring for the Patient- A Physician Assistant’s Perspective

My mantra for practicing medicine is to treat a person and not a number.

We treat a wide variety of patients with an even wider variety of complaints. When someone comes in saying, “I have back pain,” that is just the beginning of figuring out what kind of back pain we are dealing with. Is this muscle, disc, joint, or nerve pain? Or is this coming from something else entirely? And once we determine what […]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Caring for the Patient- A Physician Assistant’s Perspective

Being sick: 3 lessons learned

I had a very humbling experience a few weeks ago. Shortly after posting on how to be healthy I became sicker than I have ever been in my life.

I don’t get sick very often and so I was oblivious to how sick I really was. Fortunately I got great medical care and was quickly back on the road to health. I like to practice growth mindset, so here are 3 things […]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Healthier Lifestyle||Comments Off on Being sick: 3 lessons learned

Dr. Vlach’s 4 Simple Health Principles to Live By

 
Yesterday, a patient took me by surprise (doesn’t happen that much after 14 years of clinical practice!).  She asked, ‘what do you do for your own health?’

 
I was flattered that she asked and thought that I represented a model of good health.  Many doctors don’t.  I’ve always wondered how you would take advice to change your diet from an obese/overweight cardiologist.

 
My answers were pretty quick and simple, as I really believe health does not […]

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Healthier Lifestyle||Comments Off on Dr. Vlach’s 4 Simple Health Principles to Live By