Why Does an Emergency Room Visit Take So Long?

One universal complaint among patients today is that the wait to be seen or the time one stays in the emergency rooms of hospitals is so long. This has been an issue for a while but it appears to be getting worse. The questions are “why?” and “what can be […]

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Your Best New Year’s Resolution? Go Against the Grain

It happens every year and it will happen again. Many people will be making New Year’s resolutions that will be broken by Valentine’s Day. But if you plan to keep one resolution this coming year, let it be this: Go against the grain. Yeah, I know. “Not another article on the […]

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Is a Medical Miracle in Your Future?

Recently on 60 Minutes, the CBS Sunday night television magazine, the story of a young woman from Florida who suffered (yes, as in past tense) from sickle cell disease highlighted her virtual cure from the condition with gene therapy. The nation and the 8.4 million viewers were astounded and moved. So was […]

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Doctor Shortages Coming: What You Can Do About It

In my July 2019 blog entry I mentioned the various shortages Americans have faced with regard to healthcare. Today, I will focus on the coming shortage of doctors. In 2018, Dr. Kevin Pham wrote an enlightening article on the implications of the looming doctor shortage in the United States. In his article on the […]

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Should We Really Panic About the New Coronavirus COVID-19?

It is impossible as of this date to pick up a newspaper, magazine, watch the television, listen to the radio or just plain old surf the web without being subjected to the uninterrupted barrage of coronavirus mania. Panic is in the air, with universities closing, school districts considering the same, […]

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What Does It Mean to Be on a Ventilator?

Among the many fears people have expressed during the COVID-19 epidemic in our country, one question appears uppermost on American’s mind: “What if I need a ventilator?” In this blog, I hope to clarify what assisted ventilation from a ventilator (or respirator) entails and give tips for you and your […]

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Make the Most of Your Telemedicine Visit

The unfortunate presence of COVID-19 and the illness and death it has caused worldwide since late 2019 has challenged medical delivery across the globe. Perhaps one of the few silver-linings to the pandemic is the ever-growing role of telemedicine in delivering care to patients virtually and remotely. The growth in […]

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Don’t Let Spinal or Epidural Anesthesia Give You a Headache

In the modern surgical and anesthesia era, millions of patients worldwide have been safely anesthetized with either spinal or epidural anesthesia. The theory behind these forms of anesthesia is simple: the anesthesiologist or other practitioner gains access to the adjacent nerves and anatomical region near the sac that encompasses the spinal cord […]

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What You Don’t Know About What Doctors Know

Doctors—the people behind the white coats, surgical masks, or at the other end of the endoscopes—are a strange breed of professionals. They study and sacrifice for years to practice the healing arts and sciences and most of them pay a heavy price in the process. That price is financial, psychological […]

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Humans vs. Virus: Curing Hepatitis C

As the world remains transfixed and at times pessimistic about the prospects for progress in defeating the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, medical history has taught us to be hopeful that another therapeutic miracle could be around the corner. Nowhere is that more evident than the strides made to mitigate and […]

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Dr. David Sherer

Dr. David Sherer is an American physician, author, writer, blogger, medical-legal and patient safety expert.

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