#16: Drug Abuse is Equal Opportunity

August 9, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

“Did you know, did you know?” was literally screamed through my cell phone over and over by the hysterical wife of…

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#15: The Importance of the Clinic/Lab Partnership

July 26, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

Sometimes when I sit to write these blogs I feel as though I may be preaching to the choir.  After all,…

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#14: What if… it is Personal?

July 12, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

In July of 2008 a 17 year high school junior was setting off fireworks by lighting them and then dropping them…

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#13: Testing Positive for Suboxone and Illicits Simultaneously

June 28, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

“Why are many of our patients testing positive for drugs such as Cocaine, Meth and THC, if they are appropriately positive…

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#12: Using Opioids to Treat an Opiate/Opioid Addiction

June 14, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

Affinity is defined as a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.  Buprenorphine is a drug that has…

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#11: Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug-Drug Interactions

May 31, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

Visiting my 90 year old mother in law the other day, I couldn’t help but shake my head as I counted…

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#10: Sending Insurance Checks Directly to Patients

May 17, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

 “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” is the reaction the director of medical ethics for New York University’s School of Medicine, Arthur Caplan,…

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#9: Patients are Extremely Inaccurate Self-reporters

May 3, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

 Rumblin, Stumblin and Bumbling today! Much on my mind. If you don’t already realize this, patients are extremely inaccurate self reporters….

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#8: “Respond, Don’t React” to the Opioid Epidemic

April 19, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

 “Respond, don’t react”. This sage advice appears to be completely ignored in our country’s urgent desire to “fix” the crisis known…

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#7: Inconsistent Results on Drug Tests

April 5, 2019 Archived Blog Posts

 An inconsistent drug test on a patient’s toxicology report is nothing to be taken lightly. At the minimum an inconsistent report…

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