Welcome back!  Last week we started a month long discussion on the Doctor/Patient relationship, facilitated by Dr. Deb Roman. This week’s response to her blog comes from Jan Guttormsen.  Jan makes many good points in her blog, and I would bet most of  you can, and will, relate.  Feel freeContinue Reading

Welcome back!  Last week Dr. Rosch walked us through a couple of mindfulness videos.  Did you get a chance to try them?  If not, click HERE and give them a second look. This week, we visit with our own Executive Director at the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, as he tellsContinue Reading

Welcome back!  After a month of looking at Chronic Illness, we learned that taking care of ourselves is very important.  When you are on an airplane, you are instructed to put on your own oxygen mask FIRST, so that you may then help others.  We should be mindful of ourContinue Reading

Welcome back.  Have I thanked you recently for reading us?  Thank you.  Because of you, we have seen amazing things happen.  We have been contacted by other foundations, who have worked with us to form their own blog that combines the expertise of doctors with the life experiences of theirContinue Reading

The opioid ‘epidemic’ is not really an epidemic at all.  It is an unfortunate, but predictable outcome.  At the turn of the century, the cry was to make pain the 5th vital sign and JCAHO released pain standards to be used after much public outcry and a national desire toContinue Reading