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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

whats happening in the clinic, razorbacks vs am

saw first flu case of the year in clinic
was a 3 year old with fever sorethroat cough not feeling well
he goes to a prek center every day
he has type a flu
was treated just symptomatically with
acetaminophen or ibuprofen  and as he has asthma
warned mom to watch for flare up of his asthma
which can happen if the flu gets worse

be sure and get your flu shot this year especially if you
are in a high risk category

ragweed is definitely here now   pollen counts are very high
hit me hard this week when was doing my ranch aerobics(my form of exrercise)
symptoms are itchy eyes red eyes  nasal congestion sorethroat
headache itchy throat sneezing cough

treatment starts with a oral nonsedating antihistamines such as
loratidine or cetirizine every day during the allergy season

use otc(over the counter) eye allergy drops for the eye symptoms if needed
use saline sprays several times a day to keep the pollen rinsed out of the nose
use neti pot to irrigate the sinuses if you get a lot of sinus pressure or congestion
avoid outside if severely allergic    
use central air to keep air filtered in house
after being out side for a while can take a shower and change clothes to get
the pollen off you
good luck   ragweed goes away when it freezes-here is usually in mid november

saw another patient yesterday for a followup on the flu
he was still running some fever but poor guy also had prostatitis
which was making him feel worse and may have been causing his fever and body aches
he will be put on antibiotics for 4-6 weeks to clear this up
however he was noted to have elevated blood pressure also
and was overweight(bmi 39)
know the flu and prostatitis was making him feel bad but the high blood
pressure and obesity  will be what causes his major health problems

he will monitor his blood pressure for 1 month and return for followup
will place him on medication to control his blood pressure and will
encourage him  to begin an exercise program and weight loss program
maybe a c25k race prep

the razorbacks play texas am at jerrys house in arlington today at 230 pm
should be a good game
there are two good quarterbacks playing in the game
one will be one of the top quarterbacks picked in the draft
sorry razorback fans but he is too good to stay in college
also most longhorn fans will be probably rooting for the razorbacks today

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Would love to see that flu guy run a 25K. What's he going to do about the bum knee? :-)

  2. weight loss probably the best thing for knee

  3. go to the google search on the top right of this
    blog and type in c25k for list of blogs on the c25k race