Today I am continuing my series about health blogs you should read. We’ll look at 3 blogs by physicians in 3 different specialities today.
For the complete introduction to this series and for the first 2 blogs, go to this post, otherwise continue reading .
I recommend these health blogs because they
- offer valid medical information on a variety of topics.
- offer sound advice without quick fixes.
- discuss common everyday health concerns
- discuss the healthcare system, how it works well and how it doesn’t.
- offer insights on healthy living, both as individuals, families and a society.
- show you how physicians think , feel and act , both as persons and professionals
- will educate and challenge you.
These blogs open a window into the medical community. You may be surprised that physicians have the same concerns about health and medical care as you , and some that you are unaware of. Most importantly, you will find they are on your side; they care about you,their patients, probably a lot more than you care about them.
These bloggers’ viewpoints often surprise and challenge me; I don’t always agree with them and you may not either. By recommending them, I don’t endorse their opinions, nor do I benefit financially.
We’ll explore these 10 over several days so check back often, or subscribe by email to make it easy to keep up.
The accompanying photos are illustrative only, and are not necessarily affiliated with the blogs or bloggers mentioned.
Dr. Marroquinn writes on health, bioethics and the practice of medicine.
He practices internal medicine in Austin, Texas, is fellowship-trained/board certified in palliative care and works from time to time at an inpatient hospice facility.
His goals for his self-titled blog are
“to inform people (including myself) about health science, ponder philosophical, political, theological issues associated with medicine, and make sense of my experience as a physician.”
Dr. Marroquinn posts infrequently; his posts are timely, articulate and informative.
Here is a post I especially enjoyed about Boxing and Parkinson’s Disease. He discusses a video about 60 Minutes news correspondent Leslie Stahl and her husband who has Parkinson’s Disease.
In this post, he offers three reasons why physicians and other health practitioners should recognize and address the spiritual component of their patients’ lives.
medicine for real– Navigating the healthcare system
is written by blogger Dr. Shirie Leng, an anesthesiologist, who writes,
“I have worked in health care both as a nurse and as a doctor for 15 years. The health care industry is just that, an industry. As such it doesn’t have a whole lot of concern for the “customer”. I write about the processes, redundancies, red-tape and pure pointlessness of much of medicine, so that you can make decisions and navigate for yourself.”
Besides healthcare, she writes about education, insurance, end-of-life issues, motherhood, and the history of medicine.
Dr. Leng had not posted in awhile because, as she explains it, “nothing health-care related has outraged me recently. And I definitely write better when agitated about something.”
But she did post this piece recently, Health Is For Us, Not you , in which she touches on mass shooters, Syrian refugees and ISIS.
BECAUSE IT’S STYLISH TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, ESPECIALLY HOW WE MAINTAIN OUR OWN.
THE WRITINGS OF A YOUNG, MODERN & NEWLY-GRADUATED PSYCHIATRIST
You’ve met Vania Manipod, D.O when I shared her post about New Year’s Resolutions.
In this post, Dr. Manipod gives tips on recognizing and controlling anger