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Hepatology

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I used to like liver and onions; at least until I worked at an inner city hospital during my internal medicine training.  I’ve seen some bad…

Consanguinity

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “What kind of dog is that?” asked Mrs. S as I greeted her at my front door.  She was seeing me for a concierge medical visit…

Veteran’s Ventilation

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m getting tired of writing, “Here we go again.” However, another scandal has surfaced in the Obama Administration, this time in the Veterans Administration (VA). I…

Purpose

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In a way I’m envious of my other grandson, Noah. He’s ten years old and is counting the days until school is over for the summer.…

Clowns

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I admire the prose of Rick Bragg, the southern writer and author of several books and a monthly column in Southern Living. Perhaps if I had…

Let My People Go

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m reading the Bible again this year, but this time as part of a group. The last time I read this compendium of wisdom by myself.…

Pests

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Summer will soon be here and you may think it’s strange, but I have been thinking about ticks.  Perhaps it’s because I found one on my…

The Watchman

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some days it’s easier to write than others. Today it’s tough because I have lots of things to do on this gorgeous spring afternoon. Murphey’s Law…

Facts and Fancy

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard to be objective about yourself.  This is why doctors and patients are advised to seek medical help rather than treat themselves.  However, let’s be…

Definitions

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Do you remember the days of HMOs?  Back in the 1990s health maintenance organizations were ballyhooed as the way to reduce medical costs.  Basically, this was…