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….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…

Is This Our Chernobyl?

Joshua Lerner is a 10-year attending ER doctor.  He posted a long Facebook post which really hit home. It describes what is happening all across the country, including my home state of Virginia and, yes, even my home town of Fredericksburg. There are a lot of promises being made which are simply not being fulfilled. Due…

We Stopped Seeing Patients in the Office

After much discussion, our practice decided to stop seeing patients until the crisis is more manageable.  The reasons are numerous: Seeing patients with fever and respiratory symptoms requires a level of personal protective equipment and isolation which is simply not possible in the typical office setting.  Thus, many practices try to keep these patients away.…