Author: Pat Conrad MD

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Check Whose Privilege?

Last month I told you this was coming, and now, ardent readers, you may be satisfied.   “’CommonPass,’ which at present offers travelers the possibility of carrying digital proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test, aims to...

Just Us?

One of the biggest bugaboos in medicine for me continues to be the mindset and industry of “free” children, offspring born to parents who cannot afford them, forcibly supported by the taxpayers and of...

Fertilizing Dreams

Readers, if you bother finishing this piece, you owe me one for having slogged through this article for you:  “We need more transgender and gender nonbinary doctors.” Yep, that’s exactly the thing we were...

Toll Plied

(Author’s note:  while I am a rabid college football fan, I’m not a Bama fan.  I am Florida Gator, and we haven’t beaten Alabama since 2008, so I have my agenda.) “The University of Alabama on...

Affirmation Bias

2020 has been by any metric, lousy.  It has also been the worst year ever for physicians nagging, and bossing everyone they could reach, often without any objective foundation. While the head of the National...

To Peace (Professionally)

While some physicians are genuinely interesting people with outside interests who know how to live, laugh, and tell a dirty joke, way too many remain nerdy, navel-gazing, self-important twerps.   So it’s no surprise when...

Fauci In Style

I’ll just leave this right here, along with my apology for ever suspecting Fauci was a self-promoting media whore. (Editor’s Note: Pat you forgot the Bobblehead. I actually have one!) (Editor’s Note #2: Whoops....

Moving the Heroes

Is the Age of the Specialist coming to an end?  Likely it ended some time ago, and we are just now coming to a fuller realization of the aftermath. Up in the very <ahem> special...

Reservations Required

One of the striking phenomena of modern medicine is the impulse within a large portion of its practitioners to nanny and nag their neighbors, ignorantly and grossly misapplying the precepts of the Hippocratic Oath,...

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