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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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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

not gonna get to


the other day i got a letter from the district court
as a physician you never wanted to get these things
as you never know whether you are being subpoenaed
to testify in some case or if you are getting sued
ive only testified once in court and that was in a pretrial
hearing for child abuse

luckily for me ive never been sued and probably am
now beyond the limits for getting sued
luckily i have lifetime malpractice coverage for when i
i was in practice

i slowly opened the letter and there was an invite to be
called for jury duty
i was only called for jury duty once and that was when
i lived in austin
when i got there that day i found out it was for the infamous
yogurt murder trial in austin
luckily for me i was moving to another county and was
didnt want to do that one anyway as it went on for a long time
and it was not a good time for me to be missing days at
my medical practice

my wife she is on their radar
since she and i have lived here shes been called up several
the defendants are always obviously guilty
you wonder why they even went to trial

the last one the guy was guilty but the police lost all the
evidence so the judge had to let the guy off

so now that im retired i was excited about being called
for jury duty
always wanted to do that
reality set up
question are you on medications
yes aricept (donepezil)
why are you on that isnt that used for alzheimers
yes i have mild cognitive impairment amnestic type that may be due
to alzheimers

juror rejected

so the judge wants me to get a letter from my neurologist
as its unlikely that any defense attorney or prosecutor would allow
me on a jury

so i now get a lifetime ban from jury duty

its a part of our obligation as an american citizen that i know
i will never get to experience
at least i can experience it through my wife she

are they going to stop me from voting
or driving
i hope not

so yes this was a sobering experience for me

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I got to serve on a Jury a few years back, in Georgetown - 2 week trial. It was very interesting - the guy who drove into the HEB in Georgetown.

    1. thats why i dont shop at that heb store
      thats why all the heb stores now have these large
      boulders in front of the store