Med students: Look up from your EMRs

I was feeling anorexic and chilled as I sat with my wife at a local diner. The right lower quadrant pain that had been worsening over the past 3 days could no longer be ignored. “I have acute appendicitis,” I told my wife. “I need to go to the radi

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Modern Medicine Nearly Killed Me

Making a self-diagnosis of acute appendicitis is unpretentious especially when the patient is a family physician with over 30 years of clinical experience -right lower quadrant pain, increasing in intensity over a three day period associated with anorexia

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Are You Tired Of Being Tired?

Sleep is an integral part of life. All animal require sleep, foot, water and oxygen in order to survive. For most of us, 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep is necessary to maintain our health. Interestingly, sleep deprivation for 11 days is unsustainable an

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Time To Get Smart!

Yes, my wife, Lisa thinks I am crazy and she may have a valid point. Nevertheless, the importance of my decision to write the 3rd edition of my medical textbook Diabetes Management in Primary Care was based on providing better care for my own patients. Re

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“The Doctor Will See You Now…”

The 2001 IOM report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, identified six fundamental aims for healthcare — that it be safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, equitable, and timely. Of these, “timeliness is

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Chronic headaches

Comprehensive headache evaluation with individualized written  treatment plans. Dr. Unger can abort an acute migraine in less than 15 seconds in MOST patients!

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Intensive diabetes management

Dr. Unger is an international thought leader in the field of intensive diabetes management having published 3 medical text books and over 160 peer reviewed journal articles on this disease state.

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