Cathy Carroll MD

Catherine Carroll, MD, CFA is an internist in Southern California. She grew up in North Carolina then moved to Massachusetts where she earned her Bachelor’s in Economics. After becoming a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and finishing a Master’s in Global Financial Analysis, she went on to work in equity analysis for a money management firm in Boston. She then embarked on a second career in medicine, graduating from UC Davis with her MD and completing her Internal Medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. When not caring for patients, Dr. Carroll is a real estate investor, as well as the author of PhysicianTycoon.com and LocumSociety.org, where she endeavors to teach physicians about alternative career paths and personal finance.

Why I Hate Stem Cells

“Can’t we try giving him stem cells?” “What about essential oils?” “I was watching Dr. Oz…” Desperate families often ask me for medical miracles, in a variety of guises. They’ve heard just enough about stem cells to think they cure everything. Those more distrusting of Western medicine turn to alternative therapies when the body has…