Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

There’s More Important Issues Than Methadone Clinic Location

I am prompted to weigh in in on the reaction of the residents to the idea of Concerted Care Group wanting to repurpose a Dollar General store in the Woodlawn Shopping Center in Stafford and make it a methadone clinic.  We have read, here in the Free Lance-Star, of fraught meetings where concern has been…
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Electronic Medical Records – Made for Profit not for Doctors

I was talking to my sister on the phone the other day. I told her, “You know, even though I’ve been at it all these years, I still get a little spazzed out about going to see patients” – which I now do at the Moss Clinic. Then I thought about. I corrected myself. “You…
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Profitable Patents for the Drug Industry

If you don’t have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease or some other nasty autoimmune or inflammatory illness, probably the fact that Humira is losing its patent won’t excite you very much – but if you’ve ever complained about how much your medicines cost, it should. What is exciting is that, finally, it is possible for…
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Am I a Curmudgeon Because I don’t want to Declare my Pronouns?

I’m worried that my curmudgeon is showing. That I’m being bad tempered and old fashioned because I’m having a bit of challenging being expected to tell people what pronouns I use. Declaring your pronouns seems to be the new expectation – or it is being encouraged at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg where I…
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