Post Archives from the ‘Gateway’ Category



Specialist as Gateway Doctor

Posted on: September 22nd, 2009 by
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In a previous posting, I wrote about the importance of an excellent gateway physician; that is, the primary care physician. You need this person to refer you to excellent specialists and to make decisions on whatever is in your best interest, not health-management corporations.
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The Gateway Doctor

Posted on: April 9th, 2009 by
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My grandmother always told me, "If you have your health, you have everything." As a child, I didn't understand the truth in these words. I didn't heed these words as a healthy young adult: I came from very genetically healthy stock -- people in my family die of old age for goodness sakes, even the ones exposed to asbestos, lead, and various other Continue reading the story "The Gateway Doctor"