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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, June 13, 2011

dr watson i presume, new weatherman, bb

so watson the ibm computer that beat the humans in the jeopardy
contest earlier this year is now turning his attention to being a
medical doctor

wheres he going to hang that stethoscope
wonder if he recommends take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning

the ibm folks have fed all kind of medical stuff into watson
watson excuse me dr watson has access though to the internet
and using his 15 trillion bytes of memory he can analyze the
patients history
of course he cant shake the patients hand, pat them on the back,
interact with patients in a friendly way, read their body language,
and make decisions based on this information

guess he would be like some of those doctors that we all have
seen who are like a computer with no emotions or lack of bedside

there is a competitor called isabel that family docs can buy
the patient answers questions and isabel spits out the possible
there is a thing called the art of medicine that watson and isabel
cant duplicate

is this going to walmart medical care
just go up to the dr watson booth
answer those questions
get a print out and take it to the pharmacy or get those test ordered
or stick your finger in a hole in the computer and a blood sample is
taken and analyzed and youll get a computer voice with the answer

guess the dr watson ms isabelle could be available 24/7 though
maybe even be accessible by computer
could get the answer back via email, text, or watson voiced phone

you have diabetes eat this diet exercise and text me or email me
at 2am on sunday night what your blood sugars are

from her doctor it would be like this

sorry ms smith but it seems you have diabetes like your mother did
you remember the complications she had  
lets try to prevent them in you  
lets get your husband and children involved here also
know that you have a  lot going on in your life right now but this is
important to your health
lets send your to a diabetic educator and a dietitian and let us all
work together to see if we can get this under control
good luck see you in a month and tell your family hi from us

guess there will be no hows your mom , hows school, good
soft ball game, hows your kids, you look sad, why are you so happy,
you seem confused, you look like you are angry, you seem......
that cant be programmed

dr watson or will it be dr smith

well since im retired think i will seek some summer employment
think ill interview as the weatherman on one of the local tv stations

during the summer in central texas being a weatherman is so easy
heres all the weather report you need to give

its gonna  be hot and it ant gonna rain

well dirk made it last night
they finished off the heat at the heats place
dirk got mvp
sometimes to be champions you have to go through a lot of
how you respond to that adversity determines if you are a champion

not much different in real life is it

lets see if the heat 3 can overcome their adversity from losing
and see if they can respond to be champions

congrats to the mavs

the organicgreendoctor


  1. I hope there's never a Dr. Watson in my future!
    Dr. Watson's Knowledge---$20mil. 24/7/352 availability---$5K, being under your care---PRICELESS. Knowledge is great but knowing that someone really cares about how you feel and how to explain what's going on with you body is priceless. Your ability to diagnose the problem and explain the condition and treatment while all the while making the patient feel loved and like one of the family is priceless. You perfected the art of family medicine. Could it be that's why you have so many of us looking forward to reading your blog each morning, we can't turn loose and love you for loving us. You're truly the diamond in a pile of coal.

  2. okay,this problem just came up and i'm hoping you might have an answer.
    I have a serious flea infestation. I don't want to use any chemicals that could harm the enviroment. I did think about duct tape but i couldn't figure out how to get them to jump onto it.
    Any sugestions?

  3. ron on lawn
    we have 2 dogs and 2 cats and have no flea or tick problems
    we live in a rural area
    we have chickens that free range around our barns and gardens
    we also spray beneficial nematodes on the yard when the weather is cool and moist usually spring or fall
    dust diatomaceous earth(get it at garden nurseries its not swimming pool de) over the area
    can also lightly dust the dogs with it
    it dries up the fleas
    if inside we used this below and it cleared up our infestation
    used borate detergent (borax) and diatomaceous earth on the floor and up the sides of the walls a foot then we left it in place for 24 hours then vacuumed it all up
    worked well and got rid of the fleas inside
    good luck togd