Keeping Pace With Wanda

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:41pm

I have the privilege of receiving hand written notes from grateful patients on a regular basis. The overarching message in each one is of appreciation for the great care they experienced. Comments range from very brief to more elaborate and all are very touching in their own way.

Recently, I was especially warmed by a note from a gentleman who had received care here. It was obvious that he was weak and frail as the writing was most strained and showed signs of a trembling hand. The words were simple but profound and expressed a hearty gratitude for the care he had received.


Keeping Pace With Wanda

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:34am

...well, almost.

I read a fascinating article about a procedure that was done recently at Wexner Medical Center; Ohio Sate University. Physicians implanted a microchip into the brain of a paralyzed patient and connected the chip by way of a port to a computer. The software program was developed to "decode" messages from the brain and then send the messages to strips of electrodes attached to areas on the patient in hopes of stimulating muscle fibers to cause movement...whoa!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:54am

I read an article recently about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how six million children have been diagnosed with this condition and one million of those six million have also been classified as having Sluggish Cognitive Tempo or SCT (two million children).They report lethargy, day dreaming, and slow mental processing.


Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:57am

Well, if "Little E" can do it (yesterday, March 9th) and not get too upset about it, then I shouldn't either!

It's my own darn fault for pushing the limits and trying to calculate the risk. Oh, and I passed a couple of gas stations along the way but was too much in a hurry to stop for maybe 5 minutes and at least put a few bucks in. I'm sure many can relate to the story...why do I do this? Why do I put myself in that situation? Adventurous, daring, thrill-seeking, audacious, carefree, and venturesome? Not really; just a little unwise perhaps.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 2:38pm

Growing up in a small community in the Kern County area, there were many local family farms and I have fond memories of joining my Dad on many an occasion to help him out in the fields. He was a simple man with no formal education due to circumstances beyond his control as a youngster, but he was exceptionally wise.


Friday, January 10, 2014 - 3:25pm

...that's in essence what the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is all about.

You may have been hearing the buzz about transitioning the codes that hospitals and physicians use to bill, from "ICD-9" to "ICD-10"...whoa, did they think of everything...

Many moons ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a system for coding and billing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), uses the system to determine payments.