Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

The Biter Bit – They Want Me to Take Blood Pressure Medicines

When my doctor told me my blood pressure and cholesterol are too high, and I jokingly told him “that’s a problem, because my three favorite food groups are salt, fat and alcohol,” he still rolled his eyes and looked disapproving.  Worse, he told me he wants me to take medicines.  That's About My Reaction Now…
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New Alzheimer’s Medicine: Trick or Treat?

This was my latest column for the Free Lance-Star on Sunday June 27th. The FDA’s approval of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s Disease has prompted a lot of hope. But also prompted three members of the FDA’s advisory committee to resign. Will the New Medicine Stop This?  Aducanumab, marketed by Biogen and Eisai by…
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From Emergency to Common Sense Healthcare.

Never coy about running my mouth, and as someone involved in providing primary care to an underserved community through the Moss Clinic, I was pleased to be asked to participate in a panel discussion of problems with primary care access in “the time of COVID.”  More Than Just Picking Up Trainwrecks A discussion that introduced…
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Planning for the End of Life Care YOU want.

Life – or perhaps I should say death – was so much easier in the old days. Not Many People Want This As Their End-of life Option As end-of-life researcher Joanne Lynn puts it, life threatening illness would “strike without warning and you get through it or you don’t.” Effective treatments were few. Doctors would…
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