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WHY MEDICINE? Dr. Mark Buckner     Young people are bombarded with career options, more so now than ever before. If you think back a few years before cell phones were a staple and necessity, you may remember there were plenty of career options, but not like today. The high school and college years are a critical time in a student’s development, and the decisions they make can have a

Attending to the Health of the Mind and Body

Plato, an enlightened mind of the past, uttered these wise words more than two thousand years ago with a profound regret for mankind: “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” If Plato were here today he would feel rewarded to encounter Dr. Glenn Brottman, a pioneer in treating both the

Life after a career is another career

Life after a career is another career. After a medical mission to Iran in 2005 I decided to join the ranks of those seeking to help in areas of great need. Poverty, political isolation, large refugee populations all mean shortages of medical care based on financial deficits or lack of personnel. This may be especially true for anesthesia and surgery. Procedures that we may consider basic, and not necessarily due

A Personal Battle

I have always been a very athletic and active person. I have had to endure quite a bit of pain in conjunction with athletic injuries. Having been a nationally ranked equestrian in the past, I have had horses fall on me, step on me, kick me, all of which never felt too great, but I basically sucked it up and jumped right back up on the horse. Last March, I

An Outstanding Advocate of Dental Health

With an admirable commitment to excellence, Dr. Margareta D. Gavrila is acknowledged among the most prestigious dentist professionals in the world. A famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle, concluded that “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act

Cover Story: MD Spotlight

“If you believe in yourself and you are persistence then it’s never tool late to improve your health for the better. You know you will succeed once you decide you will never give up trying.” Michael Dansinger, M.D. is a nationally recognized expert in lifestyle coaching for prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and related conditions. He is the weight loss and nutrition advisor for NBC’s hit prime