Jacob donating to his sister , my daughter , hopefully a new life.

May 25, 2014

Jacob donating to his sister , my daughter , hopefully a new life.

My son doing a great thing for his sister. My daughter is fighting against a very persistent, aggressive Lymphoma for the last 10 years ,and finally got a bone marrow transplant with Jake being the donor last week.
Hopefully it will work for her , we can only hope and pray.

She hasn’t talked to me in 10 years, but she is still my daughter, and hopefully she will experience good health finally!

Sucks getting older

February 16, 2014
I appreciate everyone wishing me a Happy Birthday, but don’t rush it. My Birthday is this Thursday, when I get real old-65. Shit, I don’t have much of a family, but I got a whole bunch of  patients/ friends who are as dysfunctional as me-Thank God.
Also I am working part time in York, Pa for a family  practice group , and I  am still pretty good at it , and , yes, there are dysfunctions to be treated even in York.
Also I want to give a shout out to an old patient that I bumped into -Steve Pullara, who is now getting big time as singer/songwriter for children. He even remembers and appreciates some counseling advice from many years ago . Shit, I can’t remember what I said a week ago , let alone 10-15 years ago, but thanks, Steve.

Happy Halloween to all you Monsters!

October 31, 2013

Hope everyone is having a Happy Halloween. And , hell with it, enjoy both the Tricks and Treats , in whatever form they come in. Life is  way too F…… short!!

Presently , I am now doing 3 different jobs, and a little ADD never hurt anyone. A lot of ADD has caused me pain, but it is all in the cards.

I am presently working at a new startup Urgent Care Center , Dynamics Medical, in Philadelphia on Germantown Avenue and Washington Lane . Needless to say I can’t find a schul nearby, but otherwise,  everyone has been fine . This is only started a few weeks ago and, hopefully , this will turn out  to be successful. Only time will tell. I am still trying to get a center in Warrington in the future, but who knows?

My second job is being a Telecommunications physician for a new company , MD Aligne, and right now just reviewing and refilling prescriptions that are appropriate for each patient.

My last job is still  making house calls visits for anyone who wants to be seen. My patients ,most from my prior practices ,are  seen for both  their physical and mental health , and so far no one has kicked off yet.

And to top it off, I am scheduled to take my recertification boards this coming Tuesday. I was Board Certified for 30 years, taking and passing them every 6-8 years. I had to let the boards lapse during my time in Elmhurst, but I am finally able to take them again

Nothing like taking exams for 8-9 hours, mostly Academic that I long ago forgot , while taking the tests with people half of my age, in which Academics is all they know. Plus being a tad ADD doesn’t breed much optimism. I guess if I don’t pass the boards , I guess that will make me a bad doctor. Oh well ,why should life be simple?

Which direction will I go -couples ?

July 5, 2013

Well. things again are crazy. Recently , I worked at an Urgent Care for the first week in June week , while being scheduled full-time for the rest of June , so I blocked off the month for this center. They than realized they had no money to pay me , so I am still waiting to be paid and I worked there 6 weeks ago

Time will tell what direction I will follow .I wouldn’t mind starting up a small practice again or an Urgent Care(Mental Health oriented) Either way, money is required.
Another option is looking to work outside the state , now that It will be easier for me to obtain another state license.
I am still doing some house calls and enjoying that , so I might increase that part along with sharing office space with another doctor.

I am also looking into doing couples therapy in a different way.
1) Meet and counsel couples one time together , followed by counseling each partner separately
2) Diagnose and treat each partner’s dysfunctions and stresses
3) Finally counsel both together .

I have done this on a limited amount of couples recently and in my practice, with much success . Since I have had more time off, I have been able to spend more time on these couples . There is no guarantee that it will keep people together.
What it does is help each person understand the dynamics of their relationship, while trying take away the guilt and blame game.
Finally , this will allow people to think more logically and less emotionally, which in turn , hopefully good short and long-term decisions can be made about their relationship.