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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

no dr dre

this is about the drs but not the rap one
Image result for digital rectal exam no longer recommended upi

its about doctors digital rectal exam

now it seems the women are happy they dont
have to have all those pap smears anymore
it may be with men

we may not have to have the finger wave anymore

of course if the dre goes away
what will happen with all those jokes
this is going to hurt you more than me
sorry i wear size 9 gloves
drop em and bend over
grab you ankles

theres more but ill stop there

now a study showed that doing a dre really didnt make
much difference in diagnosing prostate cancer
maybe doing just a psa prostate specific antigen blood test would
be just as good
even with its false positive and false negative results

it appears that may be the case

now the us preventative task force doesnt recommend the psa
test anymore

now though
this study does recommend it

so whats a doctor to do
so whats a patient to do

now as a doctor and as a patient
i plan to follow the path of least resistant

i have to have blood each year anyway
ill just
skip that finger wave thing
do the psa test
knowing if its positive
it could still be a false positive
but if its negative
then thats reassuring
but it may really be positive

well i guess
after reading about all this
there is no good answer

the organicgreen doctor

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