Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Are Flu-tracking Apps Really Useful?

A report on NPR’s Market Place this morning prompts me to wonder if tech companies are compounding the misery of the flu by giving false hope. [caption id="attachment_2493" align="alignnone" width="783"] Does HIs Fever Mean He's Got The Flu?[/caption]   This year seems to be turning out to be a relatively bad year for the flu,…
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Nevada and Nebraska “thinking Outside the Coffin”

It’s good to see Nevada and Nebraska Department of Corrections thinking outside the box.   Outside the coffin you might say. [caption id="attachment_2487" align="alignnone" width="699"] San Quentin State Prison in California, home of California's death row, where infamous criminals such as Scott Peterson and Richard Allan Davis are kept.[/caption]   It may sound a bit…
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The Computer Will See You Now

  Patients complain enough already about the intrusion of IT into the consulting room. How the doctor spends all his time “looking at the damn computer.” But an audiobook I’m “reading” and a new research project from Stanford make me wonder when there’s going to be nothing but a computer. [caption id="attachment_2478" align="alignnone" width="543"] Excuse…
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Second Opinion On-Line

It’s not so uncommon to want or need a second opinion – especially if there’s doubt about what’s wrong with you or you are being told you need some particularly invasive surgery or poisonous chemo therapy for example. [caption id="attachment_2468" align="alignnone" width="852"] Get the Expertise You Need From Anywhere in the World[/caption] The problem is…
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