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.

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.…

ICD-10 will save us from the Pandemic!!!

Do not be afraid!  Our government has this Coronavirus thing solved! Sure, we have no readily available test for the virus.  Sure, that means the virus can spread uncontrolled and undetected. If you can’t test, you can’t have an epidemic…. right? But…. We DO have special guidance from the CDC for Coronavirus ICD-10 coding! Thank…

Coronavirus: Nothing to see here! Move along!

What country places sharp limits on testing for the new Coronavirus?  Which country requires testing specimens to be sent to a single location, up to thousands of miles away?  Which country requires doctors to discuss cases with a state health department chief before a test can even be ordered?  Which country is essentially claiming “all…

Covid-19 Update

Something I quickly put together today, using Toon Boom Harmony. Yes, I know we have a bigger influenza problem in this country. In fact, our office is currently getting clobbered with influenza cases. Get our awesome newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we won’t spam you Tweet

Coronavirus: Did the World Dodge a Bullet?

Coronavirus is certainly looking very bad.  Yet, a recent technology podcast, “Windows Weekly”, describes how it could be so much worse right now. Every year, in early January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) convenes in Las Vegas.  I’ve attended many times in the past because I am a technology geek. It is huge. It is…

Pharmacy Rip-Offs

Generic Prozac is Fluoxetine.  It used to be $100 for 30 pills. Since it became generic, you can get 100 pills from Walmart for about $10.  You can get 30 pills for $4. CVS sent me a fax this past week:  “Your patient wants a drug which is less expensive.  30 pills of Fluoxetine 20mg…