The Doctor Is Never In Or, How Micropractices Fail Patients with Mental Health Challenges

Let’s get back the budget money and staff up again. Let’s pay our doctors whatever is competitive to retain the top talent and recruit new physicians. Let’s have a discussion with domestic violence serving organizations about how the hospital can be a safe place for someone in a triggered trauma state. We figured things out pretty well for palliative care. Now let's tackle trauma.

Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 4 of 5 | Why is Ativan Worse?

This is the 4th installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). The more I learn, the more I feel this class of medications has harmed my overall health. In Part 1, I wrote about the basics: medical uses and some of the negative consequences. Key takeaway: benzodiazepines are recommended for 2-4 weeks maximum. Part… Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 4 of 5 | Why is Ativan Worse?

Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 3 of 5 | Short-term Gain, Long-term Pain

This is the 3rd installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). If you notice details, you may note Part 3 was to be the last post; I have decided to expand to 5 parts. There is so much to share on this topic. The more I learn, the more I feel this class of… Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 3 of 5 | Short-term Gain, Long-term Pain

Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

Today is cloudy and rainy here in South-Central Alberta, Canada. It feels like a day for introspection, so I am going to tell you a story. On Tuesday, I wrote about the class of drugs know as benzos (benzodiazepines). I said the next blog would be about the complex interplay of benzos, anxiety and insomnia,… Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 2 of 3 | A Skinless Grape

Deep Dive into Benzos: Part 1 of 3

I feel like this is more a topic for a book than a blog, but I'm going to do my best over the course of just 3 blog posts on the topic. In this first post, I want to get through the basics of this class of drugs, medical uses, and some of the negative… Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos: Part 1 of 3