Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Poisons and Medicines – Not So Different

                                                                        October 2019 The rather scrawny marijuana plant in the Poison Garden at Blarney Castle attracted a lot of attention – but this, and the other medicinal and intoxicant plants in the garden made the point that drugs and poisons aren’t so different.  Paula Admires the Scrawny Marijuana Plant My wife Paula and I were on…
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Deadly Falls

It's good to come across some basic, low-tech, common sense medical care that has the potential to save a lot of morbidity and mortality in this day and age where everyone seems obsessed with the latest high-tech gizmos – the latest surgical robot that the local hospital has acquired; the latest telemedicine portal your doctor…
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A Photographers No-Holds-Barred Experience of Breast Cancer

Currently in London, and yesterday made a sortie to the Welcome Institute.  Jo Spence Pulls No Punches Went to Misbehaving Bodies– an exhibit bringing together the works of photographer and film maker Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery, “two artists who whose work explores chronic illness and experiences of care” A no-holds-barred and confrontational look at how…
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Find Information Your Doctor Doesn’t Know on Patient Forums

One of the cheesy maxims I lay on my patients all the time is “information is everything.” For you to be able to oversee your medical care, you need to know what you’re dealing with. You need to know about your disease (the other vital information is for you and your doctor to know about you.To…
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