Integrative Musings

Category: Integrative Medicine

I love when things start to fall into place. I recently spoke with a physician who would love to have the help of a pharmacist in managing his new pain patients, all of whom filtered over from another doc (or …

Pharmacist Call To Action- Stop the Pain Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vitamins and Mortality These folks are saying that taking vitamin supplements may increase risk of death. They neglected to take into account the utilization of primary care and specialists in this population. I would say that many people are trying …

Vitamins increase mortality risk? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Ah, Match day. I remember sitting in front of my computer this time last year, building up the courage to open that email from the NMS. I was shocked to find that I didn’t match, as did 1000 other applicants. …

Didn’t Match? How about a residency on Maui? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This looks like something that could/should be done by every Health Science Center. Not only does it educate the public, get students involved in the community, and foster leadership skills, but it also brings different disciplines together in a unified …

Chicago is DOWN with Integration Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Part of the residency is attempting to personalize the year to the resident’s interests. My electives will be exponentially different if I want to open my own pharmacy vs become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) upon completion of the residency. …

Pharmacy Specialties…. do I take the plunge? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Linked to Adverse Events in Children. This is the result of people thinking that because supplements and herbs are “natural”, they are safe. Anything in a high enough dose is a poison. More is not better. Even …

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Linked to Adverse Events in Children Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Somehow, we went from Day 1 of Midyear to Day 4. That is the essence of Midyear though. It’s so packed with great networking, learning, sharing, etc, that there isn’t much time for reflection, sleep, or eating even for me. …

The Wheels on the Bus… Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I wasn’t excited about the cold, but it didn’t take long before the excitement of Midyear hit me. ¬†Sheena and I got into Anaheim around 11pm (9pm our time) last night and decided we needed food. I was wired, but …

Midyear, Day 1 Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

This is the kind of stuff that amazes me, and I really need to start reading about it and asking about it more often. Nature has everything we need. We just need to respect it’s power and work WITH it, …

Pine Tree Medicine Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , , ,