Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Don’t Be Like One of Shakespeare’s Fools. Get Vaccinated

This is what I have written for Front Porch for October - but getting on people for not getting vaccinated is such an urgent issue, Virginia Grogan (the wonderful editor of Front Porch) gave me the OK to post it now. Wading in on a subject that has already received so much attention - but…
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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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