June 27, 2016

Preventive Care ≠ eye exams for the blind   (Part 2 of How our healthcare system is making doctors even more paternalistic)

 Following last week’s post, here’s the story of Shannon*…a patient who has suffered one of the horrible manifestations of diabetes, blindness. She uses the assistance of […]
June 23, 2016

How our healthcare system is making doctors even more paternalistic, part 1

Non-compliant…sounds like something you don’t want your insurance company labeling you as, right? I find this term so interesting because today’s consumers of healthcare no longer […]
June 14, 2016
Leave of Absence - Innova Primary Care

Why I’m taking a leave of absence

A “leave of absence”…..what I really mean by that is I have reduced the number of patients I see a week to about half what I […]
March 15, 2016

Losing the art of medicine

I have long thought that the art of medicine mostly encompassed the intertwining of knowledge with compassionate communication and service to humanity.   I am coming […]
October 7, 2015

First Project Revive Walk

Walking on the greenway: Claire Uptagrafft, Chelsea from the BrookeMD team and her daughter, and Dr. Brooke We had a great first walk yesterday afternoon as […]
September 19, 2015

Being a doctor in Huntsville, a community of STEM employees. 

Just reading this article in Bloomberg Business reminds me of the incredibly unique little gem we have in our city of Huntsville. And, practicing medicine in […]