Steven Mussey MD

Steven Mussey, M.D. is a physician in Internal Medicine, practicing in the Fredericksburg area for more than twenty years. He grew up in Springfield, Virginia and earned a degree in Physics from The University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree at The George Washington University and was inducted into the medical honor society AOA. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He served in the Air Force for four years before entering into private practice. He particularly enjoys geriatric medical care and working with complex patients. For almost a quarter century, he has been practicing with one other Internist. Both doctors enjoy practice in a small, but busy office, and plan on working into their 70s, as long as they can still find their way to the office. Dr. Mussey is also an avid cartoonist and has a weekly cartoon in the local newspaper. He also enjoys cartoon animation and has had several public service cartoons playing regularly on the television cable systems.

I Wish the News Was All “Fake News”

I wish the news was all “Fake News.” It is difficult to stay upbeat.  When I turn on the news, it is one horrible thing after another.  I used to be a news junkie.  I still subscribe to multiple newspapers.  Now, I merely glance at them to get the basic points and then click to…

Scary TV

I credit my son with this idea.  Several months ago, he predicted a form of PTSD would result from our current crisis.  Last night, I watched a movie on Netflix and was surprised to find my anxiety rising as a large group all hugged each other in what was supposed to be a warm conclusion. …

The Great Experiment

We watched China get hit hard by the virus. Pretending it was “the flu” did not work.  Too many people got infected and died.  There was no choice.  There was only one option:  Shut down the country! Soon, Italy was hit and the choice seemed clear:  Shelter and Quarantine! With frightful speed, Covid-19 spread into the…

“I….can’t… even!!!”

From this article: A new survey by Yahoo News and YouGov has found that 44% of Republicans believe that Bill Gates will use the COVID-19 vaccination to implant a location-tracking microchip into the vaccine recipient, a conspiracy theory that has gained traction among fringe groups and conservative pundits. We’re desperate to open up and it looks like we…

The Stages of Coronavirus

Denial:   In China: “Stop spreading panic! You’re under arrest!” Soon, in the U.S:  “It’s just like the flu!  You don’t panic over the flu!  Get a flu shot!” Anger:  “The government is incompetent!”  “Democrats just want to use this to take down Trump!”  “China did this to us!”  “Trump is an idiot!”  “You want…

Coronavirus Truths

Come up with your own list.  Here is mine. Coronavirus shows us we are not in charge of the world.  Our brains, reasoning and problem solving are not helping.  It’s making us freak out. We can slow the spread.  However, ultimately a large percentage of people will get this infection.  It’s not stoppable Some of…

Back in the old days….

Nearly forty years ago, the AIDS crisis kicked off rather quietly about the time I entered medical school.  As young medical students, we found ourselves with a unique perspective on a massive epidemic that initially defied understanding.   All sorts of explanations were attempted to comprehend the strange array of illnesses which suddenly appeared. Hospital…