As many of you know, I recently attended Dr. Pamela Wible's Live Your Dream conference at the gorgeous Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. I gave a talk on the nuts and bolts of opening a medical practice. I was there to teach, but I learned so much! Thank you to all the wonderful doctors, naturopaths, and nurse practioners who shared your stories and your knowledge. And thank you to all my fantastic patients! I find myself thinking about your stories and all the things you have taught me along the way. I look forward to our journey together in knowledge and health :-)
Drowning does not look like it does in the movies. A drowning adult or child does not raise up their hands and shout for help. Drowning is silent. The victim may appear to be tilting their head back or climbing an invisible ladder in the water. They are too panicked to raise their arms out of the water. As summer approaches, and the weather warms up, please take precautions to keep your loved ones safe. Practice "touch supervision" for children. This means that a supervising adult should be within arm's length of the child with full attention focused on the child at all times when she is in or near water. Here's some more information on drowning prevention and emergency care in case of drowning: Prevent Drowning
In the current insurance-driven medical model, doctors are "dinged" by insurance companies if they prescribe a branded medication that it is not on your formulary. Sometimes doctors feel like they can't prescribe a particular medication for you due to the fear of being put on an insurance list. This sounds like insurance companies are practicing medicine, right? Wouldn't you rather your doctor make the decision about which medication you should be taking? Yeah, I thought so too.
Dr. Zomnir is a family doctor who has chosen to step out of the fray and care for patients with love and compassion.