Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Healthcare Doesn’t Need to Be So Expensive

When you can't afford the product, you look for something cheaper. The same can apply to healthcare if our dysfunctional politicians would come to their senses. Click here to read what I wrote in the Free Lance-Star     .
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Mindfulness Stress Reduction

You may think of mindfulness as something practiced by Buddhist monks in some monastery in Tibet. But the ability to observe sensations, thoughts, emotions and our reaction to our environment in general, with detachment and without judgment, is proving to be useful tool in treating stress. This concept of mindfulness has been incorporated into so…
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Is It All In Your Head?

Every doctor struggles with patients with somatic symptom disorder - or SSD to use the snappy new acronym that the DSM - 5 now calls it. A wonderfully insightful and informative new book  Is It All in Your Head – true stories of imaginary illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan, MD, consultant in neurology and neurophysiology at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, England helps explain it.

It is the subject of this month's column in the Free Lance-Star.

The doctor can't find anything wrong. The patient insists there's something wrong; It's an inflammatory situation.

Mouthwash and Medicine – Our Family Roots in Germany

It is bizarre if not gratifying to know that a mouth wash called Odol played a significant part in our family history – or at least the fortune it made for a pre WWII industrialist in Dresden, Germany played a part.   This discovery is of interest partly because it shows there were gullible people…
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