Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Drug Company Deception on Drug Prices

A new study challenges the justification drug companies make for why they charge so much for medications. For cancer drugs especially.   The cost of drugs is way higher in the US than other countries. Reuters reports on average cancer drugs in the US are three times what they cost in the UK – which…
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Importance of Medical History Taking and Fascimomas

You can’t beat a good medical history. [caption id="attachment_2415" align="alignnone" width="555"] The Doctor Needs to Know the History[/caption]   At the risk of pontificating, this was a lesson reinforced by visiting local neurologist, D. P., and him telling me how the history he took from patient John lead him to the conclusion that the orthopedic…
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More Mindful-ness

Mindfulness seems to be very much in the news at the moment. It has become the “therapy du jour.” I wrote a brief post (see post on Mindfulness Stress Reduction ) following a service at the local Unitarian Fellowship by a Dr. John McLaughlin who teaches MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction). Then I took a…
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Anti-vaxxers Threaten The Herd Immunity

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignnone" width="446"] A Noisy Reason to Get Him Vaccinated[/caption] Herd immunity may make us sound like a bunch of cows, but it is an important phenomenon in the field of vaccinations. You get herd immunity when you vaccinate enough of the population that the illness can’t get a foothold. Widespread use of measles/mumps/rubella…
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