welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Friday, August 5, 2011

the talk, walk to end, fb musings

one of the things i wanted to do when i was diagnosed with
mild cognitive impairment amnestic type was to eventually
start giving talks on alzhiemers disease using my story as
a vehicle to educate people about this alzheimers disease

i wanted to wait until i was stable on my medications and
was through with most of my testing that i needed to do

well now thats all done

i have the unique opportunity of being a family physician who
has treated people with the disease, of being a family member
of family that had or have the disease and now someone who
probably has the disease
(100 % diagnosis only at brain autopsy)

because of this i feel like a have a unique perspective on this
disease as i am and have seen it from all sides
none of it is enjoyable

i gave my first presentation last week
i hope to do more as i have a window of time that i will be able
to do this and communicate my story

i did an one hour skype presentation to a small group in
i did a 15 minute talk and then allowed the group to ask me
questions about alzheimers
i also threw in some discussion of organic living, green living,
rain water harvesting and solar but the majority of the time
was spent talking about alzhiemers disease
thanks to khh for setting this up

(the big A may be replacing the big C as the disease people
are worrying about
am i going to get it, or my parents or my kids)

i look forward to doing more of these
as i told my story and what happened to me
this allowed me to inform them about alzhiemers disease-
whats coming in the future, whats happening now, how to get
diagnosed, and where to get help

if you or someone you know would like me to give my talk
and answer questions i would be glad to do that
just contact me via facebook or this blog or email


we need your contributions both financially and in person for the
walk to end alzhiemers locally at www.alz.org where you live or
my team, the organicgreendoctor.com team, in the austin event
in october at this site

please get involved

you know you are from              when blue on white is understood
by all in town
you know you are from              when the store was the gathering
place after the date was over with and the guys all got together
you know you are from              when the boys club was the center
of the summer
you know you are from              when willie can be found sitting
at a table when you go into eat
you know you are from              when the motto is keep it weird
you know you are from              when there is no law enforcement
around or you would have been in trouble all the time

these are some of the places ive lived
some of you will identify the locations im sure

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Talk to your folks at "Walk to End" and if they would like, we could interview you on our noon show. In support of the organization's efforts.

    Have them contact John Thomas at KXAN TV


  2. wm
    thanks for the information
    i will follow through on this
    november is national alzheimers month
    there are walks to end alzheimers oct 1 at georgetown, oct 15 at austin, nov 1 at san marcos